Pedestrian dies after being struck by Muni bus (w/updates)

Update (4:19 p.m.): SF Gate has photos from the scene, including a couple of the driver of the bus that struck the victim. The driver looks horribly upset, understandably.

Update (4:00 p.m.): Per commenter JimmyD, SF Gate reports that the victim in today’s accident has died from his injuries.

Update (3:38 p.m.): MTA’s final update:

As of 1:33 p.m., the incident described below has cleared.

Clarification: A pedestrian was involved in the accident, not a bicyclist. The location was Mission Street between Main and Beale streets. Both bus routes rerouted around the scene in both directions using Market Street: from Main Street to Market Street to 4th Street and back to Mission Street.

The pedestrian was transported to SFGH. Both Operators were also injured. The Operator of the 14 Mission was transported to UC Medical Center and the Operator of the 14 Mission Limited was transported to St. Francis.

Both Operators will be tested for drugs and alcohol and placed on non-driving status according to standard procedure.

Video has been provided to SFPD for their investigation

Update (1:41 p.m.): For clarification, we do not know definitely whether the victim was a pedestrian or cyclist. MTA reported that he was a cyclist; multiple eye-witnesses say pedestrian.

Update (12:55 p.m.): Reader Jimmy sends us a photo of the scene, above.

Update (11:48 a.m.): From MTA:

As of approximately 11 a.m., service on the 14 Mission and the 14 Mission Limited in the outbound (east) direction has been disrupted due to an accident at Mission and Beale streets involving a 14 Mission trolley bus and a 14 Mission Limited bus and a bicyclist.

The 14 Mission route is switching back at 4th Street. The 14 Mission Limited is routing around the scene from Main Street to Market Street to 4th Street and back to its regular route on Mission Street.

SFPD and SFFD are on the scene.

Updates will follow.

Update (11:38 a.m.): SF Appeal has an eyewitness account, along with a photo of the scene.

Update (11:35 a.m.): KGO radio says: “Man trapped under the Muni bus was jaywalking. Taken away via ambulance, witnesses say he wasn’t moving at all.”

Update (11:25 a.m.): KCBS now has a story up on its site. Person still apparently trapped, attempts to jack bus up are under way. Person trapped reportedly a pedestrian.

Update (11:23 a.m.): @TUSK81 has an eye-witness account.

Original post: KCBS News reports that there is a person trapped under a bus at Mission and Beale with life-threatening injuries. No word from MTA yet. KGO radio also has a tweet about the accident. And Twitterer @sbermo confirms. We’ll update as we learn more.


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