Monique Porsandeh, a 26-year-old neuroscientist, was struck by a dark Honda Accord sedan near Green and Fillmore streets. The driver, who also hit another pedestrian, fled the scene even though Monique was left critically injured in the middle of the street. She spent nearly two months in a hospital recovering from a shattered leg and pelvis, several broken vertebrae and other bones, and traumatic brain injury. Currently recovering at a rehab center in Los Angeles, she is confined to a wheelchair and severely disabled.
To bring attention to the plight of Monique and other victims of hit-and-run accidents, Porsandeh’s friends held a rally in the Marina on Saturday, July 13 at the site of the accident. They also used the occasion to encourage America’s Cup visitors to drive home safely to avoid further injuries.
Anyone with information about Porsandeh’s accident is asked to contact San Francisco Police anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”