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* A taxi driver in San Francisco was arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian

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A taxi driver in San Francisco was arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian and then fleeing early this morning, a police spokesman said. The pedestrian, a 28-year-old man, was walking in a crosswalk with a green light at the intersection of Sutter and Polk streets when he was hit by the cab at about 1:50 a.m., police said. He suffered life-threatening head injuries and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The taxi driver, a man in his 30s whose name is not yet being released, struck the pedestrian while making a turn from westbound Sutter Street to southbound Polk Street, Esparza said. He was later located near Market and Gough streets and taken into custody, police said. 
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