Man Fatally Hit by 47-Van Ness (update)

Market Street SanFran Muni &Trolley
Photo by Flickr user tbn97

Update 11:17 a.m., Sunday: SFGate reports that police have ruled the death a suicide. The Muni operator will not be held responsible.

A man was fatally hit by a Muni bus Saturday evening on Market and Van Ness, according to the San Francisco Examiner and reports on Twitter. A witness told the Examiner Bay City News that he saw the victim lunge in front of the bus:

Joe Kimbro, a witness who was riding the bus at the time of the accident, said he saw the man lunge in front of the bus as it drove toward the bus stop on South Van Ness Avenue.

“He meant to do what he did. He dove,” Kimbro said. He was sitting in a disabled seat in the bus when the accident happened

The gruesome accident left a pool of blood on the pavement. Read more at the San Francisco Examiner and also SF Appeal.

Other witnesses say that the man intentionally stepped in front of the bus, reports California Beat. ActionNewsSF also has photos of the scene as police taped off the area.

On Twitter, @BrianVanderpol said:

Just got a glimpse of a victim of a muni accident at Van Ness and Market. The wind blew the blanket off. I’m not ok.

We’ll keep you updated.

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