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San Francisco Muni Streetcar In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Market St.

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San Francisco Municipal Railway #1061, a rebuilt PCC streetcar painted in honor of the Pacific Electric Railway , is seen in service on the F Market heritage line in December, 2004. (Robert A. Estremo/Wikimedia Commons)

A San Francisco Muni rebuilt PCC streetcar painted in honor of the Pacific Electric Railway , is seen in service on the F Market heritage line. (Robert A. Estremo/Wikimedia Commons)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar rear-ended a car that was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Market Street Friday morning, according to an agency spokesman.

The collision, which involved four cars and the Muni F-Market & Wharves streetcar, occurred around 10:20 a.m. on Market Street near Sanchez Street, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

The lead vehicle in a line of cars stopped quickly, forcing the three cars behind it to also brake abruptly, Rose said.

The streetcar was unable to stop in time and struck the rear car from behind, he said.

Rose had initially said it was the streetcar that had been rear-ended by another vehicle.

One driver was taken to the hospital, but Rose did not know his condition, nor which car he was in.

No one on the streetcar was injured.

Inbound streetcars and buses on Market Street were being blocked by the incident and streetcar passengers were being rerouted by bus as of late Friday morning, Rose said. Affected bus lines were also detouring.

Outbound routes was not affected.

F-Market passengers were asked to board at Church and Market streets or 17th and Noe streets.

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