Bess Chui Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Potrero Avenue [San Francisco, CA]

Bess Chui Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Potrero Avenue [San Francisco, CA]

Bess Chui Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Potrero Avenue [San Francisco, CA]

Pedestrian Crash on Alameda Street Left Woman Dead, Man Injured

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 12, 2023) – Sunday night, police responded to a pedestrian crash on Potrero Avenue that killed Bess Chui and injured her friend.

The incident happened on January 1st, at around 8:15 p.m., at the intersection of Potrero Avenue and Alameda Street.

According to reports, Chui was leaving a New Year’s Day party at the San Francisco nightclub Great Northern when a blue Honda Civic struck her and a man. Witnesses state that the involved driver of the vehicle got out and stayed in the area for a few minutes before fleeing the scene. Police have not yet arrested the suspect.

At this time, it is unclear whether Chui died at the scene or in a hospital. However, it is known that the male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Following the crash, Great Northern released a statement regarding the tragedy.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Bess Chui.


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