10 Injured In SoMa Car Crash Monday Morning

by Staff Blogger | October 24th, 2011

October 24, 2011

An accident along a San Francisco neighborhood street has left ten young people injured. CBS-San Francisco reported this morning that the accident happened at 12:36 AM, at the intersection of 10th and Howard, in a part of town known as SoMa.

A newer model Dodge Charger carrying six occupants, none of whom were buckled in, was being driven by an intoxicated driver and was passing through the intersection when they were struck. Witnesses told investigators the white, GMC minivan involved, also driven by an individual under the influence, ran a red light and T-boned the Charger. The occupants of the car all to suffered a range of injuries, from cuts and bruises to one young woman being left paralyzed from the neck down. All the car’s occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A large amount of cocaine was confiscated from the minivan and the driver was found to have no license or identification. He faces seven counts of felony DUI and could face additional charges as police suspect he could have been involved in an earlier hit-and-run case as well.

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