SFPD: Collision Between Muni Metro Train And Van Sends Six To Hospital

A crash involving a Muni Metro train and a van has sent six people to the hospital and caused delays on the light-rail system’s KT line, a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson said.

The crash was reported at 12:55 near the intersection of 3rd Street and Evans Avenue in the city’s Bayview district, according to SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy. He says the collision was between a T Third Muni train and a white van.

There were multiple injuries, and Shyy says that at least six victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, he said.

According to SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose, the van and light-rail train were traveling parallel on Third Street toward downtown when the van made an illegal left turn onto Evans Avenue in front of the train and the two vehicles collided.

The van crashed into a signal post, which fell and shattered a window on the light-rail train, Rose said. Shyy says that SFPD’s Major Accident Team will be handling the investigation.

The crash has prompted major delays on Muni’s KT line, according to transit officials. Shyy says that traffic is snarled in the area, as well.

Shuttles have been sent to take riders on that line from Mission Rock to Bay Shore Boulevard.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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