Report: Muni dispatch violated rule before accident

SAN FRANCISCO

The accident happened last Friday afternoon at 18th and Hartford Streets in the Castro District. Twenty-three-year-old Emily Dunn was hit in the crosswalk.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the bus driver was driving to a new assignment on a route he picked himself. Company policy is for dispatchers to give a driver specific directions -- a Muni spokesman said that didn't happen.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. The driver is on non-driving status.

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