SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A Muni bus crashed into a sedan in San Francisco’s Panhandle neighborhood during the Thursday evening commute, pushing the car nearly the length of a city block.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said the 43-Masonic bus hit a car making an illegal turn near the intersection of Fell Street and Masonic Avenue around 6:20 p.m.
“Frightening, very frightening. Very traumatic,” said Lilian Ishan, a passenger on the bus.
At the time of the crash, witnesses said the driver suffered a medical emergency. People on the scene estimated the bus was traveling 40 miles an hour when the collision occurred.
“There was some glass shattering. There was a lot of shaking and people falling on the ground and we just kept going. And the bus just didn’t stop,” passenger Dr. Frank Primus told KPIX 5.
Primus, a surgery resident at UCSF, asked the driver some questions. He said he was conscious and didn’t show signs of a heart attack or stroke.
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“There wasn’t anything acutely wrong with him…I think he got into some shock, he just wasn’t able physically to stop the bus. Like he hadn’t made the decision to put his foot on the brake for whatever reason,” he said.