Chain Reaction Of Injures After Muni Bus Falls Apart

An accident involving the overhead equipment above a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus injured four people downtown this morning, fire and Muni officials said.

The 31-Balboa bus was near Market and Main streets around 10:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, authorities said.

A rope connecting to the overhead poles on the bus came loose and struck a nearby bus stop sign, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

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4 injured when Muni rope breaks free [Chron]

The sign hit an adult leading a group of schoolchildren on a field trip and also hit one of the children, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Those two both fell onto another adult and child. All four suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution, Talmadge said.

The incident delayed Muni service, including the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line, for about 30 minutes, Rose said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • sebra leaves

    The sad state of Muni vehicles is well docuemnted. How many accidents will it take for SFMTA to use Muni funds to Fix the Muni instead of harassing drivers? Tell your supervisors and the Mayor the MTA Board is not doing the job it was authorized to do. Sign the Stop SFMTA petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmta-san-francisco

  • sebra leaves

    The sad state of Muni vehicles is well docuemnted. How many accidents will it take for SFMTA to use Muni funds to Fix the Muni instead of harassing drivers? Tell your supervisors and the Mayor the MTA Board is not doing the job it was authorized to do. Sign the Stop SFMTA petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmta-san-francisco