Here are the stories we ran: NTSB Says Muni Operator Was Not Following Procedure Right Before Crash, National Transportation Safety Board Investigating Muni Crash, Regular Muni Metro Service Resumed, 48 Injuries Reported From Crash

Chron: Muni driver in crash may have suffered blackout Train didn’t appear to have mechanical issues, driver didn’t hit “red mushroom” (that’s the big red button that activates the emergency brake)

Ex: Details of Muni accident emerge NTSB investigator says “The train should have been stopping, not going 20 mph” before crashing into another train. No shit.

CBS5: NTSB: Human Error Likely In SF Muni Crash Waiter at Squat and Gobble was startled at the noice caused by the crash. Are we only three in and already at the bottom of the barrel? Could be.

Muni Diaries: Muni’s new insurance policy — too late to cover this weekend’s West Portal crash? Hey, KCBS just reported that SFMTA voted to purchase catastrophe insurance! Probably not going to help here, though.

ABC7: Human error probed in Muni collision More driver blackout stuff, but, basically, you know this all already.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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