One woman's leisurely walk down the street turned into a nightmare yesterday in San Francisco, California. Reports say that the unidentified victim was thrown into the trunk of a car in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco and driven to another part of town.
After some quick thinking the woman managed to pull the emergency lever from inside the trunk and escape. The attackers, now being followed by area police, then went speeding through town and ultimately, costing one attacker their life.
"Capt. Carl Fabbri, of the San Francisco police, said the woman was assaulted by a man and a woman just before 3 p.m. Sunday in front of several witnesses near the corner of Leavenworth and Turk streets. She was forced into the trunk of a white sedan and driven away by the two suspects, he said.
A police patrol, alerted by witnesses who ran into the Tenderloin police station to report the kidnapping, spotted the vehicle going east on Interstate 80 toward the Bay Bridge and pursued it into Emeryville.
Capt. Oliver Collins, of the Emeryville Police Department, said the driver of the vehicle lost control at the intersection of W. MacArthur Boulevard and Peralta Street, hit another vehicle, spun around, slammed into a light pole and burst" into flames.
"Officers, with help from a retired firefighter who stopped to help, doused the flames and managed to rescue the driver, who was listed in critical condition at a local hospital Sunday. The female passenger “was not able to be extricated from the vehicle” and died, Collins said."
"The victim was listed in fair condition Sunday at a San Francisco hospital. Police did not release her name or the names of the suspects.“I don’t know what their relationship is with the person who was kidnapped,” Fabbri said. “That information is going to be flushed out in the homicide investigation.”