Updated-Muni accident, pedestrian injured
September 3, 2009 9:25 PM
A pedestrian was hurt in an incident with a Muni Metro car Thursday morning at Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue, and was taken to the San Francisco General Hospital, according to Muni's spokesperson.
The unidentified woman had "non-life threatening injuries," according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesperson Judson True.
The hospital was reached, but was unable to give more information on the woman's condition.
The accident, which happened around 11 a.m., affected the M-line connecting downtown to SF State. Regular service resumed around 12 p.m.
According to True, he had no information on how the accident happened. The San Francisco Police Department also had no information on the incident.
SF State senior Gabi Beck waited for the Muni at the Church Street station for 30 minutes before he was able to get on an M train, only to be told shortly after leaving the West Portal station that the car was changing to the K-line.
Beck was more than 30 minutes late for his class because of the incident.
"It's a drag to say the least," Beck said. "There were about fifty of us waiting for a shuttle at Saint Francis Circle."
Muni riders were also able to take the Bus 28, True said.
Although students living near the university were not affected, some had problems with the way Muni was dealing with the situation.
"Muni has to be more vocal if there's an accident," said Leah LaCroix, a freshman at SF State. "They have to notify people, especially students."
Beck also agreed.
"A lot of people depend on Muni to get to work or class on time," he said. "It's just an example of how this problem is getting ignored."
According to a presentation to the city's board of supervisors on Aug 10, Muni has reduced collisions more in this quarter then in the last six years. For every 100,000 miles last year, there was an average of six accidents. This year, the number has fallen to five.
Morgane Byloos contributed to this report earlier.
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