One woman died and another suffered life-threatening injuries in
separate incidents in San Francisco involving city vehicles that occurred within minutes of each other this afternoon.
At about 1:40 p.m., a woman was struck and killed by a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission vehicle, fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
The woman was crossing the street at Ocean and Miramar avenues when she was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Talmadge said.
The vehicle was carrying three male SFPUC employees, including the driver who has worked for the city for 23 years, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said. The crew was headed toward Pacific Avenue for a new water service installation.
The driver and two passengers have been placed on non-driving status while the Police Department conducts its investigation into the incident. The SFPUC is also conducting an internal investigation, Jue said.
Within minutes, at 1:41 p.m., a woman was also seriously injured elsewhere in the city when she was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus.
The accident involved a 9-San Bruno bus that struck the woman at the intersection of San Bruno Avenue and Burrows Street, Muni spokesman Judson True said.
The woman’s injuries are considered life-threatening. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was in critical condition this evening, True said.
The bus driver, who was hired by the agency in 2000, has been placed on non-driving status and will be tested for drugs and alcohol, True said. Police are also investigating the crash.
The 9-San Bruno, 9L-San Bruno Limited, 8X Bayshore Express, and 8AX-Bayshore Express bus lines were rerouted due to the accident. All buses returned to their regular routes as of 4:17 p.m. when the scene of the crash was cleared, according to True.