Man Injured In Fall From Powell Street Cable Car; Nob Hill Traffic Snarled

Photo: Nathan Falstreau / Hoodline
By Nathan Falstreau - Published on April 30, 2016.

An elderly man reportedly visiting San Francisco on his honeymoon was injured after falling from a cable car this afternoon near Washington and Powell streets. 

According to a police officer at the scene, the man, who is visiting from Texas, was riding car #13 (pictured above) on the Powell and Hyde line when it appears he fainted and fell off the car. It's unclear, but the man may have been standing on the car's running board when he fell. The SFPD says the man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, and they believe he is in stable condition. There is no word yet on his injuries, though some blood could be seen on the street near the site of the incident.

Muni is running bus shuttles to replace the cable car service, and traffic is effectively at a standstill on Washington between Mason and Powell streets. The SFMTA is doing an investigation, and we're told that cable car service should begin running again in about an hour.

We'll update with any additional details.

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