Several injured in crash between Muni train, van in SF's Bayview

Several people were hospitalized after a Muni train and a van crashed in San Francisco's Bayview District.
July 13, 2013 8:51:42 PM PDT
Nearly two dozen people were rushed to the hospital after an accident involving a Muni light rail train and a van in San Francisco's Bayview District. Police are blaming the driver of the van for causing the crash.

It's a pretty busy Muni line. So when the crash happened, there were lots of people aboard. It all happened at 3rd Street and Evans Avenue just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

The view from SKY7 HD showed the train at rest on the tracks and a white van right next to it.

Investigators say the van was driving alongside the Muni train and hit it as the van's driver attempted to make a left turn in front of the train.

The driver of the van was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

About 19 people aboard the Muni train were taken to three area hospitals for minor injuries. People aboard described what happened.

"Yeah I was super scared," Raychelle Howard said. "I was really scared, I didn't know what it was, I just seen it come in so I had to hurry up and cover my baby."

"There's video on file on the Muni light rail vehicle as well as this particular intersection, it has a video monitor also," SFPD Sgt. William Murray said.

The crash affected the T-line for a couple hours. During that time, Muni used busses to shuttle passengers from downtown into this neighborhood. The train was hauled away a little before 4 p.m. Service to the T-line was restored about a half hour later.


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