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According to SF MTA spokesperson Judson True, 33 Stanyan service has been disrupted since 2:43 this afternoon, when the rear wheel from a bus from that line ran over a pedestrian.

According to True, initial reports from the SFPD say that the injured man was running for the bus as it pulled away from the stop at Fulton and Stanyan and, in an attempt to board it fell and slid under the bus and was run over by the rear wheel.” According to True, the pedestrian’s leg was injured, and he was taken to SF General with “potentially life threatening injuries.”

At present, the 33 is being rerouted around that intersection.

4:34 PM: Becca asks

There are potentially life threatening injuries, but the injured weren’t just backboarded and wheeled ACROSS THE SIDEWALK (or street) to the adjacent St. Mary’s? Or 1 mile away to UCSF? They were carted halfway across the city the SF General?

Huh, well, I dunno! So I took Becca’s question to SFFD spokesperson Mindy Talmadge, who explained that “SF General is San Francisco’s trauma hospital” and is therefore the hospital best equipped to care for folks who’ve suffered serious physical injuries like these (or car accidents, or gunshots, or stabbings, as you know if you read our blotter.)

4:40 PM: True informs the media that the accident scene has cleared and the 33 Stanyan returned to its regular route at 4:15 this afternoon. He also said that reports from SF General , the pedestrian remains “in serious condition.”

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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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Becca Klarin

    Let me get this straight. There are potentially life threatening injuries, but the injured weren’t just backboarded and wheeled ACROSS THE SIDEWALK (or street) to the adjacent St. Mary’s? Or 1 mile away to UCSF? They were carted halfway across the city the SF General? Am I missing something here???

  • Becca Klarin

    Let me get this straight. There are potentially life threatening injuries, but the injured weren’t just backboarded and wheeled ACROSS THE SIDEWALK (or street) to the adjacent St. Mary’s? Or 1 mile away to UCSF? They were carted halfway across the city the SF General? Am I missing something here???

  • Becca Klarin

    Thanks, Eve, for your amazing investigatin’ skilz.

  • Becca Klarin

    Thanks, Eve, for your amazing investigatin’ skilz.

  • Eve Batey

    Of course, Becca. If only they were all that easy to get an answer for!

  • Eve Batey

    Of course, Becca. If only they were all that easy to get an answer for!

  • John Murphy

    Yes, SF General is the trauma hospital. Which is why when I dislocated my shoulder in Potrero Hill, we drove right past SF General and went to Davies, where I had the whole staff to myself. If I had a gunshot they probably couldn’t handle it, but if I wanted my shoulder worked on that day, best to avoid the trauma zone.

  • John Murphy

    Yes, SF General is the trauma hospital. Which is why when I dislocated my shoulder in Potrero Hill, we drove right past SF General and went to Davies, where I had the whole staff to myself. If I had a gunshot they probably couldn’t handle it, but if I wanted my shoulder worked on that day, best to avoid the trauma zone.

  • variable455

    if you are in serious (life threatening) shape, you want to go to SF General – not just the only trauma unit in the CIty, but one of the best in the country.

    Go to St Marys if you can plan ahead and tell them you’re going to get hit by a car, so they can have staff on site and you won’t disrupt their schedules.

  • variable455

    if you are in serious (life threatening) shape, you want to go to SF General – not just the only trauma unit in the CIty, but one of the best in the country.

    Go to St Marys if you can plan ahead and tell them you’re going to get hit by a car, so they can have staff on site and you won’t disrupt their schedules.

  • Eve Batey

    If we’re speaking anecdotally, I once had a very high-up UCSF doctor (because I have SUCH FANCY FRIENDS) tell me “look, if you’re having chest pains or something like that, we’re your emergency room, but if you get in a car accident or get shot, you make sure the ambulance takes you to General.”

    So, the SFFD, Appeal commenters, and a UCSF doctor all agree! How often does that happen?

  • Eve Batey

    If we’re speaking anecdotally, I once had a very high-up UCSF doctor (because I have SUCH FANCY FRIENDS) tell me “look, if you’re having chest pains or something like that, we’re your emergency room, but if you get in a car accident or get shot, you make sure the ambulance takes you to General.”

    So, the SFFD, Appeal commenters, and a UCSF doctor all agree! How often does that happen?

  • b333

    @Becca: The 33 line terminates at the SF General.

  • b333

    @Becca: The 33 line terminates at the SF General.

  • mission_reds

    My mom was on that bus. He was not a “pedestrian.” He was a homeless guy who along with his friend was pounding as hard as he could on the back of the bus. He then jumped in front and the driver did not see him. A doctor from St. Mary’s ran outside to help as soon as it happened.

  • mission_reds

    My mom was on that bus. He was not a “pedestrian.” He was a homeless guy who along with his friend was pounding as hard as he could on the back of the bus. He then jumped in front and the driver did not see him. A doctor from St. Mary’s ran outside to help as soon as it happened.