One Critically Injured In Mission District Crash

A traffic accident in San Francisco’s Mission District has sent one person to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The crash happened at about 10 a.m. at South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street. Initial reports indicated that it involved a scooter and another vehicle, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The rider was taken to a hospital at 10:13 a.m., according to the fire department.

Taniesha Love, a receptionist at the Hyundai dealership at that intersection, said the injured rider was still down in the street at 10:10 a.m. and was bleeding from the head.

She said he had been wearing a helmet, and that it appeared the bike involved was a motorcycle.

The bike was stuck underneath the front of the other car and the intersection was shut down, Love said.

San Francisco Municipal Railway bus service has been disrupted in the area, according to the fire department.

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