https://www.brodfirm.comAccording to the californiabeat.com, three major traffic incidents that involved MUNI vehicles left one man dead, several passengers injured and delayed service for hours in different parts of San Francisco Saturday. The first accident happened in Chinatown after a 8X-Bayshore Express bus collided with a 30-Stockton trolley coach near Stockton and Clay Streets at around 11:00 a.m. The driver of the 8X bus left the coach to inspect a faulty wheelchair lift when the bus suddenly rolled backwards down Stockton St. until it collided into the side of the 30-Stockton bus. The bus rolled into a collection of street-side newspaper racks and a mailbox before it came to a complete stop on a sidewalk. Several passengers aboard both buses were treated for minor abrasions. No one was seriously injured in the accident.
Then at approximately 3:00 p.m., Pacific Gas and Electric crews reported a downed wire that fell onto MUNI’s overhead trolley wires at 25th & Mission Sts. in the Mission District. The failure of the wire caused a large power outage that knocked out electricity to approximately 6,500 customers in the neighborhood. No one was injured in the power line collapse. The third incident happened around 6:00 p.m. when a 47-Van Ness MUNI bus struck a pedestrian as it was pulling into the northbound bus stop outside a Walgreens drug store at Van Ness and Market Sts. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses claim the man intentionally stepped in front of the bus when it approached the bus stop.
Injuries sustained in city bus accidents are frequently caused by passengers being thrown around in the bus, due to the fact that passengers are not appropriately restrained, and can range from cuts and bruises, whiplash and fractures, to serious head injuries and injuries that result in brain damage, paralysis, loss of limbs and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a passenger in a city bus accident, then you have the right to make a claim for personal injury compensation on a no win no fee basis. As a victim, you can obtain personal injury compensation for your injuries and for any costs incurred. If you have questions regarding how California law protects public transport passengers, please call our firm.