Muni Bus Knocks Down Overhead Wires, Injuring Four

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus pulled down overhead lines in downtown San Francisco this morning, causing the lines to become tangled on a light post that bent and injured two adults and two children on a school outing, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The connector cords to the overhead cables came off and wiring became tangled around a light post at Market and Main streets around 10:30 a.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The bent post hit an adult leading a group of schoolchildren on a field trip and also hit one of the children.
Those two both fell onto another adult and another child.

All four suffered minor injuries in the incident and were taken to the hospital as a precaution, Talmadge said.
No one was hit by the overhead wires, she said.

A Muni spokesman was not immediately available for comment on the incident.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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