Muni light rail vehicle strikes pedestrian

A pedestrian was struck by a Muni light rail vehicle near San Jose Avenue and Farralones Street Thursday night. (ABC7)

March 5, 2010 1:06:20 AM PST
A 19-year-old woman was seriously injured tonight when she was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle in the city's Oceanview neighborhood, authorities said.

The M Ocean View-line train hit the woman at about 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of San Jose Avenue and Farallones Street.

Muni spokesman Judson True said the woman reportedly was under the front left corner of the train, but that the wheels did not make contact with her.

Police had initially reported the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, but authorities have since said the victim is expected to survive. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Buses are taking customers between Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue and San Jose and Geneva avenues.

San Francisco police and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency are investigating the incident.