Car hits SF bus stop, seriously injuring woman

A car ran into a woman at a bus stop on Mission Street and she suffered life-threatening injuries.
April 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Friday night a car slammed into a bus stop and a 42-year-old woman ended up with life threatening injuries. It happened in San Francisco on Mission Street near Silver Avenue.

Witnesses say there was nothing the woman could have done. She was sitting in what used to be a bus stop when a car plowed right through it around 9:30 p.m.

She's in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and we understand the driver of the car is in pretty bad shape too. Witnesses, who were standing across the street say it looked like the car was trying to avoid a rear-end collision with the car in front of it.

"There was two cars in the front and the light went red the other car was speeding up doing down right there on Mission and I guess he lost control, so I guess he was not trying to hit the car in front of them, so he just went right and just goes inside the bus stop," said Roberto Hernandez, a witness.

Witnesses say they didn't even realize the car struck a woman until they ran over there and saw her trapped under the car with the wheel on top of her leg.

This accident has both lanes of Mission Street closed and several electric Muni buses are being delayed. The investigation is ongoing as of 11 p.m. and there was no word on when the street might reopen Mission Street.


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