Man running to catch Muni bus run over 

Muni vehicles were involved in two accidents Tuesday, one sending a man who was trying to catch a bus to the hospital with serious injuries.

A pedestrian running to catch a bus was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he apparently tripped and the bus ran over him on Stanyan Street near Fulton Street.

The pedestrian, who wasn’t immediately identified, sustained a major leg injury and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, the Fire Department said.

The accident occurred around 2:43 p.m. when a southbound 33-Stanyan bus began to pull away from the curb on Stanyan Street near Fulton Street. According to initial reports, a male pedestrian running for the bus in an attempt to board it fell and slid under the vehicle and was run over by a rear wheel.

Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the Fire Department, said the pedestrian was under the bus but paramedics were able to free him. He was conscious.

At 8:15 p.m., an L-Taraval light-rail vehicle collided with a car on Taraval Street between 20th and 21st avenues, Muni said. Three passengers were transported to General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Early reports to Muni were that the L-Taraval and the car were traveling outbound when the automobile reportedly attempted to make a U-turn. The incident remains under investigation.

Bus shuttles were providing substitute service between St. Francis Circle and the San Francisco Zoo.

Full service was restored on the L-Taraval line at 9:40 p.m.

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