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1 Killed, 3 Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Near San Francisco Civic Center; Suspect at Large

May 19th, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX/BCN) — Police in San Francisco are searching for the driver in a Tuesday night hit-and-run crash near the Civic Center that left one person dead and three other people injured, one critically.

The collision was reported around 7 p.m. at Polk and Hayes streets along the back of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, just a block south of City Hall. The San Francisco medical examiner’s office has identified the victim who died as 29-year-old Lovisa Svallingson.

Police initially did not provide many details about the case, but San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney — whose district includes the scene of the crash — said on Twitter that the collision involved multiple vehicles and also left a 30-year-old man at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition.

San Francisco police spokesman Officer Adam Lobsinger later confirmed Svallingson died at the scene while a second pedestrian, a man, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators determined a Chevrolet Avalanche truck collided with an Audi A6 and then struck Svallingson and the man. There were four people in the Audi and two were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening, Lobsinger said.

The Chevy driver was seen fleeing the scene of the collision and remained at large as of Wednesday morning. Police have not released any description of the suspect.

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Millions Recovered for Auto Accident Victims

Drake Law Firm is an award-winning law firm that focuses exclusively on personal injury law. 

Backed by a team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff with over 100 years of combined experience, we have excelled in fighting for auto accident victims, and have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for our clients.

Drake Law Firm: Provide Auto Accident Results

Founded by Attorney Benjamin Drake, Drake Law Firm has secured notable verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accident cases across the state of California. 

Our recent auto accident results:

  • $2.5 million: driver T-boned in an intersection accident
  • $735,000 recovery: motorist side swiped by negligent driver
  • $1 million: victim of rear-end accident
  • $2.65 million: pedestrian hit by vehicle
  • $1.23 million: motorcycle rider struck by vehicle

We fight for the maximum compensation possible. To discuss your potential auto accident lawsuit and how much it may be worth, contact us to speak with a personal injury lawyer.

We Handle All Types of Auto Accidents

Drake Law Firm represents victims who suffer losses in all types of motor vehicle accidents. Whatever your accident may involve, Drake Law Firm has the experience you need. We can help with:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Ride-share accidents (Uber / Lyft)
  • Crashes caused by negligent or distracted drivers
  • Multi-vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions, and intersection accidents
  • Pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorcycle wrecks
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM / UIM) claims
  • Passenger injuries, including public transit and bus accidents
  • Auto defects and product liability claims
  • Construction or worksite auto accidents
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