Pedestrian Struck by Bus Near Caltrain Station in SoMa

A bus near the Caltrain station in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood struck a pedestrian this morning, according to police and fire officials.

The 42-year-old male pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Fourth and King streets shortly after 10 a.m., according to San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan.

Gatpandan said that the person who reported the collision said the pedestrian was struck by the bus and then “fell on the ground and was bleeding heavily.”

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Jen Balestrieri said the bus that struck the pedestrian was not a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus.

According to Gatpandan, the bus is registered to a private bus company and the collision was not a hit-and-run.

Police said the intersection was subsequently closed and reopened to traffic about half an hour later.

Balestrieri said the pedestrian was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Police investigators are working to determine the cause of the collision, Gatpandan said.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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  • Joe smith

    Get off your phone and look up when crossing the streets you idiots! There are nothing but androids walking the streets of SF. Your in a big city with stupid drivers. Look up and around when crossing the street! duh!

    • David M

      Drivers do your part and keep an eye out for the oblivious idiots aimlessly following their pocket distraction devices.