Cyclist Hospitalized After Striking Streetcar

A bicyclist was hospitalized after crashing into the side of a stationary San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar on Market Street this morning, a Muni spokesman said.

The incident was reported at 8:36 a.m. at Market and New Montgomery streets and involved an outbound F-Market & Wharves streetcar, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

The cyclist was riding by when the bike’s wheels got stuck in the trackway, sending the cyclist flipping over the bike and into the side of the streetcar, which was stopped at the time, Rose said.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital with neck and mouth pain, injuries that did not appear life-threatening, according to Rose.

No one on the streetcar was injured, he said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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