At least seven people have been injured after a large white box truck plowed into them on a San Francisco street on New Year’s Day.
The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. local time in the area of Geary and 21st Street, KRON reported.
DEVELOPING: Large Box Truck Strikes Pedestrians In San Francisco; At Least 7 Injured
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 2, 2018
Two of the victims have suffered serious injuries, according to the reports. Multiple ambulances and a fire truck have been dispatched to the scene.
“The two serious injuries have been sent to the TRUAMA center. Evaluating the 5 minor injuries. Some Victims are from the car, not all were pedestrians. On going scene AVOID AREA,” San Francisco Fire tweeted.
The two serious injuries have been sent to the TRUAMA center. Evaluating the 5 minor injuries. Some Victims are from the car, not all were pedestrians. On going scene AVOID AREA 355pm https://t.co/YFf0jRIBn0
— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 1, 2018
The department declared a “possible red alert.”
BREAKING: MVA WITH INJURIES. POSSIBLE RED ALERT CALLED AT 21st AVE AND GEARY. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA. KEEP LANES CLEAR FOR AMBULANCES. pic.twitter.com/4cYRLSPFG0
— SF Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) January 1, 2018
The two victims in the most serious condition are elderly. One whose condition was described as “life threatening” and another described as “serious.”
A family of five in a vehicle, with ages ranging from pre-teen to adult, suffered minor injuries.
RED ALERT SECURED From Geary and 21st Ave. 1 elderly pedestrian Life Threatening Injuries, 1 elderly pedestrian serious injuries, family of 5 in a vehicle with minor injuries, ages ranges from pre-teen to adult. @SFTrafficSafety ON SCENE investigating 407pm https://t.co/hgQesSnMjr
— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) January 2, 2018
It is unknown if the act was intentional.