A 19-Polk Muni bus apparently collided with a parking enforcement vehicle on Saturday, November 25, in the South of Market neighborhood. Photo Courtesy Lee Houskeeper, Nick Bovis

Muni bus apparently collides with meter maid vehicle in SoMa

A San Francisco Muni bus apparently collided with a parking enforcement vehicle at Seventh and Townsend streets on Saturday at around noon, according to a witness and photos of the incident.

Witnesses who work for The City and wish not to be named saw the aftermath of the event in the South of Market neighborhood, and Lee Houskeeper, a local media impresario, shared photos of the scene, which show a 19-Polk midway through a crosswalk on Seventh and Townsend streets — apparently attempting a left turn — with a Department of Parking and Traffic vehicle tipped against the Muni bus at an angle.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which runs Muni as well as parking enforcement in The City, was not immediately available to comment on the apparent collision.

A live map of buses on the SFMTA website showed a 19-Polk bus sitting stationary at the Seventh and Townsend streets intersection at 2 p.m., reportedly two hours after the incident. Other vehicles on the 19-Polk line were still in operation as of 2 p.m.

Neither the San Francisco Fire Department nor SFMTA were available to comment on any possible injuries in the incident.

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