5 injured as car loses control near Muni bus shelter (updates)


Video courtesy ABC 7/KGO

Update Wednesday 2:33 p.m.: Five victims still in hospital. SUV drive unlicensed, had no insurance. (BCN via SF Appeal)

Update 11:39 a.m.: ABC 7 now reports in more detail:

Investigators said the car shutdown and the driver had no control as she slammed into a group of people waiting for a bus. Because of the heat, the pedestrians were waiting in the shade of an apartment building and not a bus shelter.

“Her vehicle lost power, she lost the ability to brake, to steer the vehicle and as the vehicle was coming down the hill it gained speed and it veered across the street into a group of people that were waiting for a bus at this bus stop. We have five injuries as a result of this accident. Four people were transported with life threatening injuries. One person was transported with non-life threatening injuries,” said Mindy Talmage of the S.F. Fire Department.

Update, 10:58 a.m.: KCBS radio reports that four of those hurt in the crash have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Update, 10:54 a.m.: KGO radio tweets: “KGO traffic reporter Joe Vincent: Driver of the SUV that crashed into the bus shelter told SFPD that she lost power, was unable to steer”

Original post, 10:30 a.m.: ABC 7 reports that five people were injured when a car crashed into a Muni bus shelter on San Bruno and Arleta. We’ll bring you updates as we find them.

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