The driver of a Nissan SUV became sandwiched between two Muni streetcars
following an accident in San Francisco today.
Photos by David Waggoner
By Luke Thomas
August 3, 2009
Six people were injured today during an accident involving two Muni F-Line streetcars and a motor vehicle.
At 5:46 pm, a streetcar traveling westbound on Market Street in the Castro, rear ended a westbound Nissan Pathfinder, crushing the SUV into the back of another streetcar.
Witnesses said the Muni driver had been distracted while talking with a passenger moments before applying his emergency breaks to avoid the crash.
Both drivers were sent to hospital for treatment, Muni spokesperson Judson True said.
It was the second accident in as many weeks involving Muni rail vehicles.Â On July 18, 50 people were sent to local hospitals when a Muni light rail vehicle (LRV) smashed into the back of another LRV at West Portal station. The driver temporarily lost consciousness, according to accident investigators.
True said police are investigating today’s accident.