An 18-year-old San Francisco resident who had her license for eight days was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and causing injury to another after crashing into the center divider on US 101 southbound, just south of the Waldo Tunnel.
At 2:22 a.m. on Saturday, Elsa Ramirez, 18, of San Francisco, struck the center divider multiple times, drove up onto an embankment, and hit a guardrail before coming to rest and blocking the roadway, according to a release from Srgt. Marcus Bartholomew at the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle sustained major damage.
There were six people in the 1998 Acura Vigor sedan – which exceeds the number of seats and seatbelts available – and three of the fled from the scene on foot. Two male passengers were not located, and an 18-year-old female passenger was found near the Golden Gate Bridge.
A separate 18-year-old female, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was found inside the car and transported to Marin General Hospital with major injuries that included broken bones and facial lacerations. Another female passenger had moderate injuries and was taken to Kaiser Hospital, Terra Linda. Ramirez also suffered moderate injuries, which included a broken arm, and was placed under arrest at Marin General Hospital.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information on the two males who fled from the vehicle, are asked to the Marin California Highway Patrol office at (415) - 924-1100