SSFPD Media Release: DUI Hit and Run Head On Collision with Major Injuries

South San Francisco, CA     March 26, 2018  Submitted by SSFPD

On Saturday, March 24th at approximately 12:35 A.M.,  South  San  Francisco  Police  Officers  and South San Francisco Fire Department personnel responded  to  the  intersection  of  Westborough Boulevard and Gellert Boulevard on the report of a traffic collision. Officers located a vehicle that had collided with an oncoming vehicle while traveling the wrong way  on  Westborough  Boulevard.  The driver abandoned  the vehicle and  fled the area. The driver  was later located  nearby  with the assistance  of a police canine. The investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, identified as 43-year-old Laborer, Elmer Sandoval of San Mateo, was driving his vehicle under the influence  of alcohol. Sandoval  was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. A passenger in the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital with major injuries. Sandoval was later placed under arrest for driving under the influence. Sandoval was charged with driving under the influence  causing  bodily injury, fleeing the scene of a collision  resulting in injuries, driving on the wrong side of a divided highway causing an injury and being an unlicensed driver. Sandoval was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.


Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900, the South San Francisco Police Department Anonymous TIP Line at 650-952-2244 or via email at


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