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19 Hospitalized After MUNI Light-Rail Train Crash In San Francisco

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Van and MUNI light-rail train after a collision that sent 19 to the hospital. (CBS)

Van and MUNI light-rail train after a collision that sent 19 to the hospital. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — A crash involving a MUNI light-rail train and a van in San Francisco’s Bayview District has sent 19 people to the hospital and caused delays on the light-rail system’s KT line, authorities said.

Municipal Transportation spokesman Paul Rose said the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday when the van attempted to make an illegal left turn in front of an oncoming T-Line train near the intersection of Third Street and Evans Avenue in the city’s Bayview District.

Emergency responders transported 19 victims in the crash to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries, he said.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, he said.

Shuttles were sent to take riders on that line from Mission Rock to Bay Shore Boulevard.

The crash caused major delays on MUNI’s KT line. Rose said rail service in the area was restored around 4 p.m.

The train and the van were both heavily damaged as investigators will take a look at nearby surveillance videos.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published

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