SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)– A San Francisco Muni cable car driver was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries Monday morning following an accident where they were struck by a car.

Officials said it happened on the Powell Cable Car between Washington and Jackson streets in Nob Hill at about 10:35 a.m.

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The 53-year-old conductor, who was later taken to San Francisco General Hospital, was helping passengers get off the cable car when he was hit by a passing vehicle.

The conductor suffered a broken leg, broken ribs and bleeding to the liver and is expected to be hospitalized for at least a week. Police classified the injuries as life-threatening, but a Muni spokesman said the conductor is expected to survive.

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The 42-year-old man driving the minivan stopped at the scene.

Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza today said he did not know whether the driver will face a citation for the crash.

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