A heart-stopping crash occurred in the Dolores Heights neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday evening, leaving neighbors stunned and shaken.
At around 7:20 p.m., a car careened off a dead-end street, crashing through a guardrail, going over an embankment, and ultimately landing upside down.
Residents nearby immediately heard the noise and rushed to help, including Michael Perez who was working nearby.
“There was a woman pulling out a guy, all bloody, and the guy had a full face mask, all black, dressed in black. She was in black, red hair, yelling at them, ‘We have three minutes till the cops come! We have three minutes, hurry up!'” Perez related.
Giorgi Kvirkvia was at a nearby car garage at the time and rushed over to help. He recounted speaking to a man who said he had been carjacked.
“According to him, they basically kicked him out of his car — a couple of minutes before — somewhere down the block,” he said.
When police arrived, it was too late – all of those inside the car had fled the scene. Yet they did discover a gun that was located near the crash site.
The San Francisco Fire Department also assisted with the scene. Fire personnel secured the area as a tow truck removed the vehicle.
Neighbors said the crash is a wake-up call to the increasing lawlessness in San Francisco.
Dave, who did not want to give his full name, had the misfortune of passing by the site before getting a chance to act.
“Later on the (security) camera I found out that I passed directly past two of the perpetrators or two of the victims, whatever you want to call them,” he said.
The incident is still under active investigation by San Francisco police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD or text a tip to TIP411 beginning with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Clearly, this is not the kind of crash you would see in a Hollywood movie – but is the kind of crash you definitely don’t want to see in real life. Soon, hopefully, the perpetrators of this tonight-time crime will be caught and justice will prevail.