San Francisco police are seeking the public’s help to find a driver who fled after fatally striking a pedestrian in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood earlier this month.
The hit-and-run incident occurred at approximately 11:56 p.m. on Aug. 4.
Police were called to Carroll Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive and found a 59-year-old male found in the middle of the street. The victim was treated at the scene by the the San Francisco Fire Department before he was transferred to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
The medical examiner found the victim, identified as Bruce Romans, sustained injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. According to police, Romans was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 153 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket.
The SFPD Traffic Collision Investigation Unit hopes someone may have seen the victim on the night of the collision or noticed an erratic driver in the area and can provide additional information.
Anyone with information can contact SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.
Jerold serves as a reporter and San Francisco Bureau Chief for SFBay covering transportation, City Hall, and the Mayor's Office in San Francisco. His work on transportation has been recognized by the San Francisco Press Club. Born and raised in San Francisco, he graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism. Jerold previously wrote for the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization. When not reporting, you can find Jerold taking Muni to check out new places to eat in the city.