Fred Robino Killed in San Francisco Hit-And-Run Crash Saturday Evening


Fred Robino Killed in San Francisco Collision at Geneva Avenue and Prague Street

Fred Robino Killed in San Francisco Collision at Geneva Avenue and Prague Street

San Francisco, California – The man who died in a San Francisco hit-and-run accident that happened Saturday evening in the Excelsior neighborhood has been identified as Fred Robino, 63, of Contra Costa, according to the city’s medical examiner’s office.

Police said the crash was as a result of a police chase that began in the Mission Bay neighborhood. 

Paris Powell, 19, of San Francisco was driving an Audi A3 that was wanted in connection with an armed robbery at around 7:33 p.m. August 15. He failed to stop for officers who tried to pull him over.

The incident caused the police to pursue Powell but soon after, the officers lost sight of the Audi.

At around 7:40 p.m., the officers received a report of a collision between the Audi and a minivan in the area of Geneva Avenue and Prague Street. 

Authorities believe Powell was traveling eastbound on Geneva Avenue when he failed to stop for a red light and collided with a Toyota minivan traveling north on Prague Street. The minivan was being driven by Robino.

Robino was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers in the minivan, women aged 57 and 35, sustained life-threatening injuries and were both taken to a San Francisco hospital.

Police said Powell ran on foot after the crash but was caught shortly after. Four teenagers in the vehicle driven by Powell were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Powell was hospitalized for his injuries and booked on suspicion of homicide, reckless driving, child endangerment, evading a peace officer, and carrying a concealed firearm.

Two other teens were detained following the incident.

The authorities are investigating the incident.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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