Driver knocks out stoplights, Muni service after crashing into pole at Divisadero & Page

Photos: Teresa Hammerl/Hoodline
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on March 18, 2019.

Just before noon on Monday, a driver collided with a street pole at Divisadero and Page streets, knocking out traffic signals and Muni service at the intersection. 

According to the San Francisco Fire Department, the driver was the only person injured in the incident, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening. But the collision has compromised the structural integrity of the street pole, knocking out its traffic signals and causing it to lean on a Muni power line.

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management is asking locals to avoid the area, as crews attempt to repair the damaged pole. Traffic at the intersection, as well as on Divisadero between Haight and Oak streets, is partially blocked off to assist in the repairs.

Muni has rerouted both the inbound and outbound 24-Divisadero bus lines in response to the collision. The inbound line will travel via Haight, Scott, Page and Divisadero streets; the outbound line will run on Oak, Scott, Haight and Divisadero.

According to the SFMTA, bus riders on the line can expect delays of up to three minutes.

Update, 2:41 p.m.: According to the SFDEM, the advisory to avoid the area of Divisadero and Page has been lifted, and traffic should soon return to normal at the intersection.

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