Elderly woman hit by Muni car

A 90-year-old woman was struck by a streetcar on the N-Judah Muni line at the intersection of 9th Avenue and Irving Street on Monday night, continuing a recent trend of Muni vehicles colliding with pedestrians.

The woman, whose name was not revealed, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries when her foot was apparently run over by the streetcar as it turned from Irving Avenue onto 9th Avenue, police spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina said.

It was the second incident this year involving a pedestrian and a Muni vehicle. On Jan. 4, a K-Ingleside car hit a woman in front of the West Portal Muni station. That woman also suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.

There were 62 incidents last year involving pedestrians and Muni vehicles, resulting in seven fatalities, according to data from the Municipal Transportation Agency.

The last pedestrian to die from a collision with a Muni vehicle was 70-year-old Shu Si Yu, who was killed Dec. 28 after being struck by the K-Ingleside on Ocean Avenue.

MTA spokesperson Janis Yuen said that Muni-related pedestrian collisions and fatalities are cyclical occurrences that rise and fall over multiyear time lengths.

Yuen said the MTA is working with neighborhood groups to prevent more pedestrian accidents from occurring in the future.

wreisman@examiner.com

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