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Car Mirror Strikes Boy Aboard San Francisco Cable Car

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Passengers board a cable car in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Passengers board a cable car in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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