Muni bus driver strikes 35-year-old pedestrian, now in critical condition

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By Teresa Hammerl - Published on July 09, 2020.

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.

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.

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