SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, December 19 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a woman was trapped beneath a Muni Bus after being struck by the vehicle near Market and 3rd Streets. The accident resulted in Market and 3rd Streets to be temporarily closed for 3 hours. Drivers were advised to avoid the area, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
“ATTN: Expect service delays and re-routs with #SFMuni Market Street service due to major medical emergency near Market and 3rd,” tweeted the SFMTA.
According to the SF Chronicle, a San Francisco General Hospital spokesperson has identified the 60-year-old, victim. Witnesses recall the woman running across the street before getting hit by the Muni Bus. Witness Allison Fano stated in a NBC Bay Area interview, “A lady got hit by the bus and she was trapped underneath it screaming.”
Once the woman was rescued by the SFPD she was taken to SF General Hospital to be treated for injuries she sustained. The SFMTA confirmed that the woman was hit by the 9 San Bruno Bus and suffered “significant leg injuries.”
MUNI is cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department’s investigation. A cause of the accident has not yet been determined.