Muni went and hit some peeps.
Details are sketchy, but apparently early Saturday a woman was struck by a 71-Noriega at Market and Sixth. She was taken to General, but died from her injuries.
Then, Monday, a 12-Folsom struck a ped near Howard and Embarcadero. This accident was apparently originated with a car running a red light and cutting off the bus, which caused the 12 to strike the walker.
His condition is not known.
It should be noted that cause is not known in either of these incidents, but that extra caution is called for by pedestrians and bus operators.
Thx: SFist and The Examiner.
Calling it a bug and saying I fixed it makes me sound so much more badass. Really, it was simply a matter of changing the default for new users from “subscriber” to “contributor.”
I realize many people have registered with us, which is great, heartwarming, and exactly what we want: a community-driven site. But you may have been frustrated by trying to figure out how to post your own diary.
Now, when you register, you’ll automatically become a contributor. After registration, if you’re not already there, click the “Site admin” link down on the right there under META, which takes you to the dashboard. From there, click “Write.” Compose your diary, adding photos and other media if you’d like, then click “Submit for review.” That’ll send it to one of our editors.
If you’re not done, and would like to give your Pulitzer-worthy mind more time to stew over whatever it is that brought you here, hit “save,” walk away, and come back at your leisure.
These things will become more streamlined in the future, I hope. I like WordPress, but would love to see the site become more customized down the road.
For now, thanks for reading, commenting, writing, telling your friends … whatever it is you’ve done. Thanks. And keep doing it, please. — Jeff
This is a good candidate for Takes the Cake.
Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4080 Mission Street at Bosworth St.
Nearby Muni routes: 14, 23, 49 & 67
See MTA site for more details.
The Examiner‘s Beth Winegarner takes a look at how even kids are SAH on public transit.
According to SFGate:
“An 83-year-old pedestrian struck by a Municipal Railway bus on Wednesday afternoon remains in critical condition, police said Thursday.
The male victim suffered severe injuries to his pelvis and both legs when he was run over by a 38-Geary bus at Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard in the Western Addition.”
Read more of Rachel Gordon’s report in The Chronicle.