Update: Muni Spokesman Paul Rose responds, read his comments at the bottom of this story.
Sad news. An unidentified cyclist was hit and killed by a Muni bus in the city's SOMA neighborhood during the Friday morning commute.
According to news reports, the cyclist was pedaling along Bryant and Division streets at about 8:40 a.m. when he/she was struck.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Muni's Twitter feed, buses have been re-routed around the collision and nearby streets have been closed for now.
We're waiting for a call back from Muni.
Update 10:55 a.m.: Paul Rose, spokesman for Muni, confirmed the cyclist was male, however, he could not provide details of the incident because Muni is getting "conflicting reports" about what happened. "We're working with the police department to do a full investigation," Rose told us.
The driver of the 27-Bryant bus is a 10-year Muni employee who has been placed on non-driving status at this time. A drug and alcohol test will also be conducted, per standard procedure, Rose said.
"It's a tragic incident and our sympathies go out to the victim and their family," Rose said.