A 35-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a Muni bus driver at Eighth and Mission streets on Wednesday morning, police said Thursday.
Police say the collision occurred just before 9 a.m., after the pedestrian "entered a lane of traffic." He was taken to a hospital, where he remains in life-threatening condition as of this afternoon.
SFMTA spokesperson Erica Kato said that the driver was on the 14-Mission line. They were not arrested; an investigation is ongoing.
Both the inbound and outbound 14-Mission and 14-Mission Rapid buses were rerouted, resuming regular service around 10 a.m.
UPDATE: 14/14R coaches have resumed regular route in both directions. https://t.co/FVSevBsP29— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) July 8, 2020
Eighth and Mission has been identified as a high-injury corridor under the city's Vision Zero plan, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024.
In April, a cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a driver at Ninth and Mission streets, a block away from today's incident. A skateboarder was killed by a driver at Seventh and Mission streets last April.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.