SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for the death of a pedestrian who was struck in a Castro district crosswalk last summer.

36-year-old Wallace Loggins was driving his empty Muni bus to a new assignment when he ran over 23-year-old Emily Dunn on Aug. 19.

Loggins was released on $10,000 bail after he was arrested and booked on Saturday. His arraignment has been set for Friday.

Loggins was making a left turn when his 40-foot bus struck and killed Dunn as she was about to reach the curb.

Prosecutors said Loggins was negligent for not seeing Dunn crossing the street.

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Comments (3)
  1. Outraged says:

    These A-HOLES have been getting away with rude and deadly driving habits for way too long. You SF supervisors and law enforcement need to protect the public from this type of horrible occurance EVER happening again by screening and enforcement. Throw the book at this menace and as for the one who was filmed TEXTING on the wheel…that is unsafe and illegal and she was back on another route the next day!!! Maybe a nice big lawsuit settlement from SF to the families of the victims will open your eyes and someone will assume responsibility for restoring order to this ramshackle organization of city funded and protected personell. Enough is ENOUGH.

  2. Injustice says:

    “Charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter” ????
    How is that a misdemeanor??
    I read from another paper that he will be only doing 1 year of jail time.

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