CBS5: Muni Accident at Mission and Santa Rosa (w/update)
At approximately 10:00 a.m., the trolley pole of a 49 Van Ness-Mission bus traveling inbound on Mission at Santa Rosa reportedly became stuck in a support wire for the overhead Muni wires. The trolley pole caused the support wire to vibrate, which reportedly dislodged two streetlights on either side of the street.
One of the streetlights struck a pedestrian, who was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries (according to the San Francisco Fire Department). Another pedestrian was also reportedly struck by the streetlight but refused aid.
Muni service on Mission Street in the Excelsior was disrupted for about 45 minutes.
Original post: We got word from SFist that there are reports of an accident involving a Muni bus and a power pole near Mission and Santa Rosa streets. CBS5 reports that a pedestrian was struck in the head by a falling streetlamp as a result of an accident involving a Muni trolley.
No word from SFMTA yet on the man’s condition, so we will keep you posted as soon as we get more information.