SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)– A strange series of events occurred in San Franciso’s Tenderloin District Monday morning, involving a runaway car inside a parking garage, a broken water line and Mercedes crashing into a fire engine.

SFPD, the fire department and the Department of Public Works were all at the scene of the 500 block of Jones Street. According to police, the Coroner’s van was already at the scene just before 9 a.m. for a call about a dead body across the street from 525 Jones. That person had apparently died of natural causes.

Bay City News had initially reported it was a female pedestrian that had been struck and killed on Jones between Geary and O’Farrell and KCBS sent out a tweet with that story’s information.

Mustang on the loose in Tenderloin parking garage backs into water line; basement floods. (photo: Susan Kennedy)

Mustang on the loose in Tenderloin parking garage backs into water line; basement floods. (photo: Susan Kennedy)

At a nearby parking garage, a parking attendant left a car in reverse when he exited the car and it hit the parking garage’s basement where it ruptured a water line.

“Right now they’re trying to get a Mustang off the ramp that for some reason was left in reverse and shot back down the ramp. It went over the ramp and now it’s hung up between floors,” said Sgt. Joe McCloskey.

Police said they were trying to get the car back on solid ground, but it was s tricky situation.

“The car did take out the sprinkler line, so the basement is flooding. The firemen have put a temporary patch on that pipe, so we hope it holds, but now we’re worried about the gas tank of the car that went over rupturing when they pull it up over the wall,” said McClosky.

To top things off a woman in a Mercedes crashed into a parked fire truck.

Jones Street between Geary and O’Farrell is closed to traffic.

 

 

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