Pedestrian struck, pinned under shuttle bus

February 14, 2012 3:10:03 PM PST
A pedestrian was trapped under a shuttle bus in an accident that occurred in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 2:18 p.m. at Eddy and Leavenworth streets.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the victim was struck by a transport van and pinned underneath the vehicle.

Fire crews responded and extricated the victim at 2:38 p.m., she said.

Two ambulances were called -- one for the pedestrian and another for the driver, who began suffering from a medical problem.

Talmadge said she did not yet have details about how the accident occurred. Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said the accident shut down a stretch of Eddy Street.