A woman escaped what could have been a deadly incident of being trapped under a Muni train Thursday afternoon in San Francisco’s Inner Susnet neighborhood.
The woman was on the sidewalk with her dog at the intersection of Second Avenue and Irving Street when the N-Judah train stopped just before 1:30 p.m., police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said.
Instead of waiting for the train to pass, the woman tried to go through a space that connects the two cars of the train but her dog was unable to jump over the part connecting the two train cars, Manfredi said.
At that point, the train began moving again, dragging the woman a short distance before its operator realized what was happening and stopped, Manfredi said.
The woman was rescued from under the train and taken to San Francisco General Hospital with only scratches to her arm and leg, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
“She got very, very lucky,” Manfredi said. “If you get caught underneath those metal wheels, they’ll cut you in half.”