South San Francisco, Ca October 19, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD
A South San Francisco Police Officer was entering the parking lot of a local hotel when he observed two males run from an unoccupied work truck and into a waiting vehicle parked nearby. The two subjects had just burglarized the truck to steal construction type equipment. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver fled southbound on So. Airport Blvd. The officer pursued the vehicle onto westbound Interstate 380 where the driver of the vehicle exited onto El Camino Real in San Bruno. The driver entered the intersection against a red light and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on El Camino Real. The suspect driver continued across the southbound lanes of traffic with major damage but was able to drive northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic. The driver of the suspect vehicle drove several hundred feet before crashing head-on into a second vehicle. The occupants, reported as three Hispanic males, exited the vehicle and fled the area onto Commodore Drive in San Bruno. A search was conducted of the area and the suspects were not apprehended.
The collisions resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to two separate drivers, however, they were transported to a local hospital for treatment. For details of the collision investigations, you can contact the San Bruno Police Department and the Golden Gate Division of the California Highway Patrol.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collisions or may have information on the suspect driver or the other occupants is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900, through the Tip Line at 650-952-2244 or TIPS@ssf.net