A high-speed crash in San Francisco's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood this morning left a teenage boy dead and his mother and sister in critical condition, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The crash was reported around 6:55 a.m. at Pine and Gough streets.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said a woman in her 60s or 70s was driving recklessly in the area, drove through multiple stoplights and was picking up speed on Pine Street when she rear-ended a minivan occupied by a mother and her teenage son and daughter.

The boy, who is 16 or 17 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene while the mother and daughter were taken to a hospital with injuries that are considered life-threatening, Talmadge said.

The crash caused the van to hit another car, injuring more people, authorities said.

The woman who rear-ended the van was not seriously injured, Talmadge said.

Police said the intersection of Pine and Gough was shut down after the crash and was expected to be closed for an extended period of time.



Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Advertisement