Uber driver charged in hit-and-run death of two, passenger with autism

A Uber driver accused of hitting two men with his truck in San Francisco’s Mission District is facing a charge of murder.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court, where a bail hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 31.

Uber confirmed the driver is a veteran of the San Francisco Police Department.

The driver’s attorney declined to comment.

According to court documents, the incident occurred near the intersection of Mission Street and Alameda Avenue on Jan. 2.

The victims, a 29-year-old man and a 20-year old man, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The driver, who police said was wearing a helmet and no reflective gear, fled the scene.

His vehicle, which was parked in front of the scene, was recovered in the Mission.

San Francisco police said they are not aware of any other incidents involving Uber drivers.