muni_driver.jpgA pedestrian was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus on Market Street Thursday evening when he leaned over the side of a median bus stop.

The male pedestrian had his back to the inbound 31-Balboa bus as it was approaching the stop at New Montgomery Street around 7:45 p.m., said Muni spokesman Paul Rose.

He leaned over the side of the median stop and was struck by the bus, suffering a head injury.

According to the Ex, “A guardrail on the median at New Montgomery was visibly bent and a second guardrail was missing completely. A pool of blood was located in front of the bent guardrail.”

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition as of Thursday night.

Rose said the exact details of the accident, including whether the driver might have changed lanes prior to the crash, are still being investigated.

In accordance with Muni’s usual procedures for accidents, the driver has been placed on non-driving status and will undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Eve Batey contributed to this report from Sara Gaiser of Bay City News

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