Black Brothers Esteem Founder Killed in Pedestrian Crash near Baker Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 3, 2018) – A man was killed Wednesday evening following a hit-and-run crash near Baker Street. The victim was later identified as 60-year-old Norman Tanner, a resident of San Francisco.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the incident took place at about 9:10 PM on Oak Street. Tanner was crossing the street when he was struck by an eastbound Toyota Prius that allegedly ran a red light.
The pedestrian suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to the San Francisco General Hospital. Unfortunately, Tanner succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead two days after the collision. Meanwhile, the driver of the Prius exited her vehicle briefly before getting back in and fleeing the area.
Authorities described the vehicle as a black or a dark blue Toyota Prius, possibly with a front-end damage. There is no description of the hit-and-run driver at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact investigators by calling (415) 575-4444. Additional information will be released following the conclusion of the investigation.
We at Sweet Law Groupoffer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Norman Tanner, founder of Black Brothers Esteem (BBE). He will be remembered for his work in the African American LGBTQ community and for mentoring recovering addicts. May he rest in peace.
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