Car Mirror Strikes Boy Aboard San Francisco Cable Car

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A car made contact with a child aboard a San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car Wednesday afternoon, briefly disrupting service on the agency’s Powell-Hyde line, a Muni spokesman said.

The accident was reported around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Powell and Sutter streets, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

Rose said the car drifted toward the cable car and its side mirror struck an 11-year-old boy in the stomach who was on the cable car. The child was treated at the scene and released, he said.

Service on the line was disrupted for about 30 minutes because of the accident, but regular service resumed as of around 4:30 p.m., Rose said.

Bus shuttles ran along the line during the disruption.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation, he said.

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One Comment

  1. Ranger says:

    So, maybe KCBS should only report the absolute, most important news in mankind to satisfy your desire for what’s good for news?

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