SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, August 28, Muni bus driver Antonio Cahilig was feeling sick during his route and got into an accident where the bus crashed and he later died after being transported to San Francisco Zuckerberg General Hospital.
Around 5 a.m. Cahilig was on the 24 Divisadero route, heading northbound on Noe Street where his bus collided with several parked cars. According to the press release, from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, nobody was on board or inside the parked vehicles at the time of the incident.
A press release from San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Deputy Spokesperson, Kristen Holland reads:
“The SFMTA family are grief-stricken at the loss of Antonio,” said Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin. “On behalf of all the staff at the SFMTA, I extend my deepest condolences to Antonio’s family and friends. His dedication, and that of all our customer-facing, essential workers, is the pride of our agency.”
Cahilig’s son, Chris posted a statement around 1 p.m. on his Facebook account that read: “Tomorrow is never promised, so love and appreciate the people who are in your life’… This quote has never felt more surreal until today.”
Chris has not responded to inquiries from the San Francisco News for comment.