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A Muni reminder to ‘Free Shrimp Boy’

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Via Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s Facebook page (seriously)

I mean, who doesn’t want free shrimp? Especially with some tasty cocktail sauce OH WAIT. I see what’s happening.

Someone who valiantly seeks #truthandjustice has taken to Muni to spread their message. “Free Shrimp Boy,” they say. “Really?” we answer back.

Muni Metro blockage no rider can de-obstruct

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Photo via Valleywag

Perhaps feeling slighted by lowly human passengers moving its brethren “automobiles” out of the way of public transit vehicles, a tech shuttle bus done got itself stuck, like stuck-stuck, on some Muni tracks this morning.

Only a Muni Hulk or like every single person riding Muni at any given moment might be able to clear the way for the J-Church here. Sad.

Previously: Superhero Muni riders to the rescue!

h/t: Valleywag

Superhero Muni riders to the rescue!

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Sometimes, you have to take matters into your own hands. Especially if “matters” include “parked car standing between you and happy hour/work/home” and “your own hands” are literally your own hands.

Truth: This isn’t the first time it’s happened. A similarly brave, heroic feat was last recorded in February, and Derek Powazek even regaled a rapt, 2010 Muni Diaries Live audience with his own tale.

“We can do this,” indeed.

Original tweet and photo by @phuongmai, via Daniel, Amy, and Muni rider Manish

Camper Van Muni?

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Which do you think would break down more or take longer to get you where you need to go: a Muni bus, or a camper van disguised as a Muni vehicle?

Via Muni rider Ken.

Impromptu Concert at the Muni Stop

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Photo by faern

Muni rider faern sent in this perfect little slice of San Francisco city life at the Church and Duboce Muni stop. She says:

A trombone. A guitar. Two skateboarders. A hippie on a bike doing circles. People in suits waiting for the train and a whole lotta annoyed bicyclists #life at #thebusstop #muni

Got your own very SF moment today? Send it over on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook – just tag @munidiaries.

T-Train Derailed in Muni v. Semi Collision

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Photo via Jett S

In what is unfortunately not just an action-movie scene, a Muni light rail vehicle collided with a semi in the Bayview this afternoon, derailing the LRV by “several feet.” Rider Jett S. sent us the photo above.

According to the SFPD, the semi made an illegal u-turn; Jett notes that this intersection has a no-left-turn sign, visible in the pic. Some 20 people were injured in the collision and 11 were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to SFPD spokesperson Albie Esparza.

From the SFPD:

Preliminary investigation revealed a Muni LRV traveling north bound 3rd street towards downtown SF (inbound). A semi truck also traveling north bound 3rd in the lane of traffic made an illegal left hand turn onto Innes from 3rd street in front of the LRV. The Muni LRV and the truck made impact and the train was derailed off the tracks by several feet.

The area is closed from Jerrold to Hudson along 3rd street at least for the next hour.

People are advised to take alternate routes and modes of transport as this will impact the evening Friday commute.

The driver was not yet cited at this time until the conclusion of the investigation.

KCBS has more photos and videos here. We hope everyone will be just fine.

Update
Aaaand it looks like a not-so-good day for Muni collisions today. Another collision earlier today on Geary and Webster between a Muni bus and a dumpster truck sent another 20 people to the hospital around 1:30 p.m. The SFPD says none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.