Woman Run Over In San Francisco City Park

A woman was run over in a San Francisco city park.

A hit and run murder in a San Francisco park has left a 35-year-old woman dead after she lay relaxing in the grass next to her dog and baby on Thursday. The San Francisco Parks and Recreation truck driver had left the scene of the crime in Holly Park, but was later apprehended by police. 57-year-old Thomas Burnoski was taken into custody in connection with the fatal hit and run.

Police spokesman Officer Tracy Turner said that the incident happened around 2:20 PM. The woman was taken to the hospital where she died. The baby girl was left in the custody of her father and the dog was sent to Animal Care and Control.

Thomas Burnoski has been arrested in connection for the murder of the woman run over in the San Francisco park. He was the gardener that neighbors claim was notorious for driving recklessly through the grass and paved pathways. He had been working for the company since 2006.

Peggy Hepa Lobatos, 54, was one of those neighbors who witnessed the gardener’s reckless driving before the hit and run. She told local news, “I had a couple of incidents when I had to say something. I’ve noticed that this (gardener) shouldn’t be driving so fast. There are people lying out, children from Junipero Serra Elementary School who come here for exercise, and it’s a challenge.”

District Supervisor David Campos said that the fact that you can go into a park with your baby and be killed in a hit and run is unimaginable, and they can’t have this happen again.


David Campos says that the rules and regulations around the use of motor vehicles of any kind in the parks need to be looked into. We can only assume that park truck drivers will be given much stricter guidelines and disciplinary actions.

Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg stated:

“On behalf of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim of a tragic accident that occurred at Holly Park this afternoon. This is a devastating day for all. The Recreation and Park Department is cooperating fully with the San Francisco Police Department as they investigate this accident.”

Everyone involved gives their condolences for the woman run over in the San Francisco city park.