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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Muni Streetcar Runs Over Woman in Wheelchair

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:02 AM

It was a bad Monday for Muni - MATTHEW BLACK VIA WIKIMEDIA
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  • It was a bad Monday for Muni

An unidentified woman using a wheelchair is in critical condition this morning after she was hit by the F-Market streetcar last night, according to police.

Muni Spokesman Paul Rose tells us that the incident happened about 5:45 p.m. at Market and Church streets. It appears the woman was on the platform when she leaned over and was hit. However, police are still investigating the incident to figure out what exactly happened.

What we do know is that the streetcar dragged the woman for about 700 feet, pinning her under the Muni car, Rose said.

Firefighters removed the woman from underneath the streetcar and transported her to San Francisco General Hospital, where she's suffering life-threatening injuries. The Muni driver has been placed on non-driving status per standard protocol, Rose said.

The collision, in addition to the unrelated underground Muni outage last night that affected some 40,000 Muni passengers, created commuting hell throughout San Francisco.

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