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Monday, June 16, 2014

Maserati Drives Into Muni Bus Yard, Wrecks

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM

click to enlarge Amazing scenes were witnessed today...
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Few onlookers would mistake a Maserati for a Muni -- and, for those experiencing difficulty making the distinction, here's a primer.

When a hulking Muni bus parks itself over a mechanics' pit, much-needed maintenance ensues. When a minuscule Maserati attempts to do the same, it finds itself in need of maintenance of a different sort.

SF Weekly obtained the above photo of the late May mishap. Bus operators on the scene at the Potrero Muni yard joke that the Maserati driver must have been hit with a sudden and overwhelming desire to work for Muni.

That's one explanation for abruptly veering off Mariposa Street and into a working bus yard.

There are others -- but we haven't yet received word back from the police or Muni brass regarding the incident other than confirming that, yes, this did happen.

We'll update this article as more information becomes available regarding this Maserati-vs.-Muni encounter. In the meantime, the Muni personnel who work at the Potrero yard urge you to drive responsibly.

Update, 1:45 p.m.: The Maserati in question appears to be a late-model GranCabrio. That's gonna set you back something in the vicinity of $138,000 -- or more.

Also of note: The bus next to the foundered Maserati, No. 5427, is none other than Muni's Glad Bag Bus.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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