A Muni driver has been transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing a bus into a dry-cleaning shop on the 2300 block of Lombard Street (near Scott Street) in the Marina. The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. this morning, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
"A 28-19th Avenue line bus crossed the median and made contact with a parked car and tree before making minor contact with the building," a Muni spokesperson told Hoodline via email.
In addition to the driver, three passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
It's not clear yet how the collision occurred, or the extent of the damage to the bus or the building. According to the Chronicle, the tree was cleaved in two by the collision.
Westbound Lombard Street will be closed at Pierce Street for the next two to three hours. Drivers are encouraged to use Marina Boulevard as an alternate route.
The SFMTA has rerouted all inbound 28 buses via Scott, Greenwich and Steiner streets. Outbound 28 coaches will reroute via Steiner, Chestnut and Scott streets. Stops at Lombard/Pierce streets will be skipped in both directions.
This is a developing story; we'll have further updates as the day progresses.
[Update: September 11, 9:53 a.m.] Police have indicated that a total of three individuals were injured during the incident yesterday morning. The bus driver, a 66-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two passengers, a 56-year-old woman and a 25-year-old woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported for treatment.
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