Motorcyclist hit and run by white SUV at 22nd and Guerrero

A dear reader writes in with a harrowing tale from last week:

i was on my motorcycle, riding south down guerrero toward 22nd st. when a white SUV pulled a u-turn from the right lane in front of me.  I braked, but slammed into his left side with the right side of my body, and then it drove off.  this was right in front of The Liberties (and one of their staff, a woman with long blonde hair, was one of the first people at my side) around 10pm on Tuesday night.

I am writing this for two reasons:

one — to see if anyone has seen a white Jeep Cherokee with damage on its left side?  if the other driver is not found, then i am out of pocket for all expenses for my health and to fix my moto, and i do not have much in my pockets.

two — to thank the people who stopped to help me, the staff member from the liberties, the police and EMTs who took care of me on the scene, and the nurses, x-ray techs, and doctors at SF General’s ER who were so kind, calm, and helpful.  they made a very scary situation bearable, and i appreciate all of their skill and wish to thank them from the bottom of my heart.  these are the real heros of the city.

Glad to hear she’s alive and well, but hopefully someone will be able to provide more information that brings the driver to justice because this is a really sucky situation.  Anyone who has more info should reply in the comments and she will get back to you.

9 Responses to “Motorcyclist hit and run by white SUV at 22nd and Guerrero”

  1. ramoneguru says:

    Any other unique characteristics about the SUV? Older/newer?
    Bad exhaust?
    Tinted windows?

    I’m guessing you may not have seen much else since it was dark and you were busying slamming into a car :(

  2. doobie says:

    probably an unlicensed driver or general scum of the earth.

    two of the most callous criminals I loath are people who steel property and those that hit and run.

    I’ll be on the look out.

    As an aside, I was waiting in the long line to exist 101 in the left lane to duboce the other day. When I finally got to the light some prick bombed down the right lane (to van ness) and jammed in right in front of me. I didn’t forget the car and just saw him parked on my block. Do shitty things and people will remember you shitty face (or car).

  3. moto-woo says:

    you are correct that I did not notice much about the SUV — i only remembered that it was white, but a witness said it was a Jeep Cherokee. It had black trim I think? I do remember getting a pretty close look at the wheel in front of my face before s/he sped off, but it was just a regular silver hubcap…

    I had white paint on the side of my helmet, so I’m kinda hoping I left a dent on the SUV too…

    thank you to all who will be keeping an eye out! i really appreciate it.

  4. turd_burglar says:

    SF has a really great program for the victims/witnesses of violent crimes. If you’ve filed a police report, you should be able to use their services; from what I remember, a hit and run counts as a violent crime. They offer financial support to cover medical bills and such. They’re at 850 Bryant, hopefully they can help!

  5. Beer Goggles says:

    Paint is very specific to vehicle make, year, and possibly the model. So if you have some on your helmet..maybe the SFPD could look into that?

  6. moto-woo says:

    whoa, thank you, turd_burglar! that would be very helpful! i will look into it now…

  7. rod says:

    that sucks, i’ve had two cars parked on SF streets totaled by hit-and-run drivers.

    one of the most karmically satisfying moments of my life was when i saw a car hit a girl on a bike on valencia, and i stood in front of the dude’s car when he was trying to drive away and kept him from leaving. he acted like he didn’t know English, then when i started talking to him in Spanish he suddenly knew perfect English . . .

  8. Mitchun says:

    The doctors and nurses at SFGH are great, but unfortunately, their administrative and billing departments are pure evil. Even if you have insurance, they’ll make up an arbitrary amount of money (usually in the $10,000 range) and say you owe that ON TOP of whatever your insurance paid.

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