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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Woman Struck by Muni Train; Van Ness Station Remains Closed

Posted By on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM

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Update: The Van Ness station has reopened.

Original story: A woman hit by an underground Muni train at 11:02 this morning at Van Ness Station. She was transported, alive, to the hospital, per Muni spokesman Paul Rose. 

The station remains closed at this time. 

Eyewitnesses have come forward and "we're pulling video now," says Rose. But just what led to the woman being underneath the train is not known at this time, nor is the quality of the video — if any even exists. 

Trains are switching back, meaning commuters are being shunted into above-ground bus shuttles up and down Market Street. 

The train involved in the incident was being moved out of the station at 12:15 p.m. 

The station is not expected to reopen before 12:40 p.m. 

More when we know more. 

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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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