A pedestrian was recently killed in San Francisco after being hit by a 21-Hayes Muni bus. "Witnesses stated that the pedestrian victim stepped out from between vehicles and stepped in front of the bus," police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong told The San Francisco Examiner.
When police officers arrived at the scene - near Hayes and Fillmore Streets - they performed CPR on the victim and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Police are currently investigating the bus accident and the Muni driver involved in the crash has been placed on non-driving status. However, while fault in this particular case has yet to be established, it definitely illustrates the dangers pedestrians must deal with on a daily basis while walking San Francisco streets.
Common Types of Bus Accidents
In San Francisco, the most common types of bus accidents are:
- Bus crashes, which occur when a car is struck by a bus. Oftentimes, the passengers of the vehicle are seriously injured in these accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents like the one on Hayes Street. These generally occur at a crosswalk or a bus stop.
- Bus passenger accidents, which occur when a bus driver stops suddenly, crashes with another vehicle or accelerates before the passengers have taken their seats.
If you have been injured in one of these kinds of accidents, an experienced attorney can investigate your accident and work to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses.
Source: The SFExaminer, "Pedestrian hit my Muni bus dies at hospital," Ari Burack, March 25, 2012
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