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San Francisco Muni Bus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian In Castro

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Investigators at the scene of a fatal Muni bus accident in San Francisco’s Castro District, August 19, 2011.. (CBS)

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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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