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A California woman is being treated for 'multiple traumatic injuries' after being hit by a driver at a San Francisco intersection before becoming trapped underneath a Cruise driverless vehicle for 30 minutes.
The woman, who has not yet been named, was strolling through downtown San Francisco when she was hit by a sedan near the corner of Fifth and Market streets around 9:30pm on Monday night.
Footage taken by the Cruise vehicle and viewed by NBC, revealed how the car hit the woman in the left lane, throwing her into the path of the Cruise taxi which then ran her over. The sedan driver then fled the scene.
First responders found the woman trapped under the autonomous vehicle, which had not been transporting any passengers at the time.
Shocking footage posted to social media shows the victim's feet sticking out from under the white vehicle while a first responder checks on her.
Shocking footage posted to social media shows the victim's feet poking out from under the white vehicle underneath the orange Cruise logo
Firefighters arrived and alerted Cruise to the situation by blocking the vehicle's sensors
Footage shows police officers attempting to communicate with the trapped woman, with one officer kneeling on the pavement and shining a light under the car.
Other officers were seen directing traffic and securing the scene.
Firefighters arrived and alerted Cruise to the situation by blocking the vehicle's sensors.
Representatives from Cruise responded to firefighters and 'immediately disabled the car remotely' San Francisco Fire Department captain Justin Schorr said Monday night.
Firefighters then used the 'jaws of life' to lift the car off the woman who was then transported to San Francisco General Hospital with 'multiple traumatic injuries,' Schorr said.
A witness, Austin Tutone, told the San Francisco Chronicle how he saw the woman trapped underneath the Cruise car and tried to reassure her as they waited for first-responders.
'I told her, "The ambulance is coming" and that she'd be okay. She was just screaming' he told the outlet.
In a statement posted to X/Twitter, Cruise said: 'a human-driven vehicle struck a pedestrian while traveling in the lane immediately to the left of a Cruise AV.