UPDATED: One Dead After Hit and Run Collision on Cesar Chavez


There was a horrific hit and run accident on Cesar Chavez at Folsom in the early hours of Saturday morning that resulted in the death of one crash victim. Marisa Lagos from the Chronicle has the story:

The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Folsom streets, police said. A car headed east on Cesar Chavez was broadsided when a car driving south on Folsom ran a red light, said Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman.

The man driving the car that was broadsided was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died, police said. His name has not been released.

A third car was hit after the first collision, Shyy said, causing minor injuries to that driver.

The driver and several passengers of the car that caused the collisions ran away, according to police. One occupant of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was interviewed by investigators.

UPDATE, 8 May, 2014: The SFPD has made an arrest related to this fatal hit and run:

There was a deadly traffic collision on May 3, at 2:20 a.m. It appears that the suspect’s vehicle entered the intersection of Cesar Chaves and Folsom Streets at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a red light. The victim’s vehicle was broadsided, and the victim suffered fatal injuries. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he died later. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

SFPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Unit conducted the investigation. This investigation led to the identification of the suspected driver. A $1,000,000.00 warrant for felony hit and run and felony manslaughter was issued for Jamie Linares, 25 years old and a resident of San Francisco.

SFPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Unit, Violence Reduction Team, plainclothes units from Bayview, Ingleside, and Mission Stations, went on an all out search for the suspect. The suspect turned himself in on May 7, 2014. He has been booked at the county jail on the above warrant, and he is currently on felony probation for robbery. There is no booking photo available, because there are identification matters pending

PHOTO: Broadsided vehicle, 6:30 am Saturday. By Telstar Logistics

9 thoughts on “UPDATED: One Dead After Hit and Run Collision on Cesar Chavez

  1. I am so SICK AND TIRED of the lawlessness of SF traffic. We need to starting having zero-tolerance when it comes to traffic violations:
    — massive enforcement of stop signs and red lights to the point where no one is willing to take the risk (this CAN and HAS been done in many cities)
    — traffic fines can more than pay for extra enforcement costs
    — many traffic stops lead to discovery of more serious crimes (you read it over and over in the police newsletters)
    — reduce the ridiculous number of injuries and DEATHS that occur on SF streets

    This is TOTALLY DOABLE San Francisco!

    • Sorry to say we as a society cannot outlaw stupidity and human error. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclist daily act stupid as well as make honest mistakes.

      I read a report that this driver may have entered the intersection at close to 50mph+. That person couldn’t care less about what laws were on the books. We all know that the preceding intersection is a 4-way stop. A single block distance to reach 50mph, you are either are in a Ferrari or ran the previous stop sign. We don’t need more laws or government surveillance oppressing us law abiding citizens in order to stop a behavior by people who have a reckless disregard of those laws.

    • Sorry for the double comment. What is lacking in SF is not more laws it is something very simple, “personal responsibility.” Taking personal responsibility for ones own life and actions, totally doable yes, politically correct to ask that people do it, no.

    • Not asking for more laws or big government here Brian, just consistent enforcement of basic traffic rules. Even criminals and scofflaws make a risk-reward decision every time they run a stop sign, and that is directly tied to enforcement. I agree it won’t stop your typical sociopath or criminal being pursued by police, but PLENTY of fatalities are caused by ordinary citizens and drunk drivers. Increased traffic enforcement will reduce the risk caused by the latter two.

      I also agree that there are plenty of stupid pedestrians and cyclists out there, but the overwhelming injuries and deaths are caused by motor vehicles, so that’s where the most personal accountability has to lie.

      • I can’t say I’d complain if the police enforced the existing traffic laws a bit more frequently. They certainly enforce parking meters, why not rolling stops, pedestrians in crosswalks, double parkers, illegal u-turns, etc. . I’m not entirely clear why the police don’t seem to care about all of those violations. That’s easy money for them, and safer streets for the rest of us.

  2. I was listening to the police scanner after this happened when i heard all the sirens. It is disturbing that there is no clarity about which district should respond when something happens on cesar chavez because it runs along the mission ingleside border.

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