SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A fatal accident on southbound Highway 101 before Caesar Chavez Street involving a dump truck and a Muni bus has blocked lanes of traffic for hours Friday evening.
The accident was first reported shortly before 4 p.m. Video from Chopper 5 showed the dump truck flipped on its side on the freeway. The Muni bus was pulled to the side of the freeway past the location of the accident.
Numerous police and fire units responded to the accident, initially shutting down three lanes of southbound traffic. Additional units were also blocking traffic on the two left northbound lanes of 101.
CHP confirmed there was one fatality at around 4:45 p.m.. Authorities later confirmed that the person killed was the driver of the dump truck.
About a dozen people were on the bus — a 14 Express to Daly City.
Authorities later confirmed that two people were taken to nearby San Francisco General Hospital with minor injuries and four people who were hurt were evaluated at the scene and declined treatment.
The rest of the Muni passengers were loaded onto a transfer bus and driven off the freeway.