Muni/pedestrian accident at Stanyan and Fulton (w/Update)
Update (4:43 p.m.): MTA says that the area of the accident is clear, and the 33-Stanyan has returned to its regular route. The injured pedestrian is in serious condition, according to San Francisco General Hospital.
Original post: Just got this alert from MTA:
As of 2:43 p.m., Muni service on the 33 Stanyan route has been disrupted by an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian on Stanyan near Fulton. Buses are being re-routed around the intersection.
According to the San Francisco Fire Department, the pedestrian has been transported to San Francisco General Hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.
According to initial reports from the San Francisco Police Department, the accident occurred when the southbound 33 Stanyan bus began to pull away from the bus zone. Again according to initial information, a male pedestrian running for the bus in an attempt to board it fell and slid under the bus and was run over by the rear wheel. Initial reports indicate that the pedestrian’s leg was injured.
More details as they become available.
This is terrible.
This is also why I try to never run for buses. I’d rather wait another 20 minutes than end up in the hospital.
Hope the victim gets better soon.
I used to drive the 21-Hayes, back when it stopped at that same stop. Everyone who might run for a bus should get the chance to sit in the driver’s seat and see what’s visible in the mirrors; no one would run again! Not only are the blind spots huge (and bigger on the right side), but when the driver is pulling away from the stop, he or she is looking to the left, away from the late passenger. Think about that the next time you run…