Man fatally struck by tour bus in Pacific Heights

A man in his 70s was struck and killed by a tour bus while crossing the street in Pacific Heights on Saturday.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was hit by a Hop-On, Hop-Off tour bus about 1 p.m. in a crosswalk on Post Street at the Divisadero Street intersection, according to San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi.

Police have yet to establish fault or issue a citation for the accident but “that doesn’t mean [the driver] won’t be [cited] later,” Manfredi said.

It is unclear whether the victim was crossing legally.

Hop-On, Hop-Off is owned by isango!, an international travel company based in London. The company did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Tour bus safety remains a concern for The City as Saturday’s crash represents the third causing injury since November 2015.

On Nov. 13, a City Sightseeing San Francisco tour bus crashed into scaffolding at Union Square, injuring 20.

Then on Dec. 26, eight people were injured when a tour bus crashed near the Ferry Building along The Embarcadero at Broadway.

In November, state lawmakers announced legislation to increase regulations on tour bus safety inspections in California.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Jacob C. Palmer
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