Seven injured after Muni bus and small truck collide

An inbound Polk-19 bus collided with a small truck - sending the bus off the roadway into some bushes.

January 5, 2010 11:14:53 AM PST
More than half a dozen people in San Francisco had to be taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after an overnight crash involving a Muni bus and a small truck.

It happened around midnight in the Potrero Hill district at 18th and De Haro Streets. A traffic officer believes both vehicles may have run stop signs at the intersection.

The bus ended up careening into the bushes off De Haro Street. Nine people on that bus, including two pregnant women, were injured. Seven of them were taken to the hospital. The driver of the utility truck suffered broken bones to the foot and arm.

San Francisco police and Muni officials are conducting separate investigations into the accident.