Muni service restored after light-rail vehicle strikes man 

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A man sustained life-threatening injuries this morning after a Muni T-Third Street train struck him in the Bayview district, causing traffic delays in the area for more than two hours.

The southbound light-rail vehicle hit the pedestrian at Third Street and Carroll Avenue at 5:01 a.m. and he was taken to San Francisco General Hospital “with what appeared at the scene as head and face injuries,” said San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose.

Those injuries were later determined to be life-threatening, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Contact was made at the front side of the vehicle. One passenger was aboard the train and left after the incident with no injuries, Rose said. SFMTA ran a bus bridge on Third Street a couple blocks north at Armstrong Avenue. The scene was cleared at 7:30 a.m.

In a separate incident involving no injuries, an F-Market streetcar and automobile collided at The Embarcadero and Broadway at 6:46 a.m. A shuttle service ran until regular service was restored at 7:27 a.m.

A no-injury collision on southbound U.S. Highway 101 after Silver Avenue was also reported at 7:48 a.m. It blocked at least one lane of traffic.

And a hit-and-run with no injuries occurred on northbound Interstate 280 just north of Highway 101 at 8:16 a.m.

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Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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