SSFPD Media Release: Major Injury Hit and Run Collision

South San Francisco, CA   January 18, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD

On 01/16/2020 at approximately 7:50pm, a pedestrian was crossing eastbound, outside of a marked crosswalk, in the southbound lanes of El Camino Real. While the pedestrian was in the number one lane of southbound El Camino Real, a vehicle traveling southbound on El Camino Real struck the pedestrian. The driver fled the scene, and did not call the police at the time. The pedestrian sustained major life threatening injuries from the collision and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment of their injuries.


The driver and vehicle were located in a parking lot three blocks south of  the collision scene, after a family member of the driver contacted the police about the incident. The driver was identified as 65 year old Teresita Leano. The driver was transported to the South San Francisco Police Department for further investigation, and to provide a statement.


Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900.

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Jeffrey Tong
Jeffrey Tong
2 years ago

I was struck by a car while crossing a non-signalled T intersection in San Bruno at about 5:30 pm on Dec 6. I was wearing a helmet with red reflectors on the back and silver reflectors on the side, wore a wide reflective glow in the dark belt on my torso. Entire bike frame was a reflector, not to mention the reflective tire rims and extra reflectors on the spokes. I had high lumen LED headlights and rear LED lights turned ON…. yet the driver failed to see me until after he made the left turn!

CAUTION: Many pedestrians & bicyclists involved in a car crash shared the same story – DRIVER WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN AT INTERSECTION!

Danilo Canonizado
Danilo Canonizado
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Tong

The Guy or Doll Wasn.t Keeping Attention Glad He Stopped. Hope All Worked Out. If It Didn’t Thats What . Glad You Kept Your COOL.