San Francisco Muni Bus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian In Castro

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus struck and killed a woman as she was in the crosswalk of 18th and Hartford streets in the Castro District Friday afternoon.

San Francisco police said preliminary reports are that the bus struck the woman as she was crossing the street around 2:30p.m. The San Francisco Fire Department extricated her from underneath the bus a short time later, but she was pronounced dead at that time.

Although very few details have been released, police said the bus was headed eastbound on 18th Street and turning left onto Hartford when the collision occurred.

That intersection is controlled by four-way stop signs.

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  • munideath

    But was the driver licensed? Or was it death by union shufflebutt?

    • Daniel Burns

      Hey don’t blame the Union for this. This driver was in error not the Union

  • S.

    San Francisco streets are SO DANGEROUS for pedestrians. Why is no one doing anything about it?

    • Darwin

      The bottom line is this. You may have the right of way, but are you really going to win that battle with a 4,000 pound missile? The answer is, “NO!” So, why then do the moronic pedestrians step out and just expect drivers to stop. I do not know about you S. but personally I am not going to bet my life on it. Also, instead of walking around staring at your stupid I-Phone try paying attention to your surroundings. Your chances of survival dramatically increase when you are aware of your environment.

      • Alice

        The victim was a lovely 23 year old young lady from Atlanta, GA who just moved to San Francisco to start her first job out of college.
        She was full of excitement to start her career and had no idea that cross walks were not safe.
        She was 90% across the street and bears no blame for this careless bus driver’s turn.

    • Dahlia Balir

      SF police have stepped up on tickets to bicyclists who run red lights. That’s going to save a lot of lives.

  • ani

    Look here, why all of this foolish massive anger against pedestrains? Why aren’t there any anger against reckless cyclists who break city laws as much as car drivers did? For example I don’t see any cyclists wear their helmets. Do they have any idea that helmets help save lives? Are they so clueless to thinking that most rules which applies to car drivers don’t apply to them? Well, bicycles have wheels and yes, they also share the road with most car drivers so they also should share the responsibility of stayng safe. That means to stop riding on sidewalks meant for pedesrians, stop going against the red lights ,to stop going through stop signs and to also stop going against oncoming traffic in bike lanes. All of these act of recklessness are extremely dangerous and cyclists who break the law, should be stopped and ticketed by the police. There is simply no excuses for the naughty cyclists to whine. Either follow the law, or don’t bother riding the bike!

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