Passenger struck by Muni bus dies

A man who was struck by a Muni coach at Fifth and Mission streets Sunday afternoon has died, according to police.

The 14-Mission bus was pulling away from its regular stop at Fifth and Mission when the pedestrian “got caught up in the middle,” according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose.

The bus was articulated, meaning it had an extended portion of the bus to make it longer and accommodate more passengers.

The incident occurred around 12:20 p.m. Rose said the man was crossing the street, but it is unknown if he was in a crosswalk.

Rose said the man, described as a white male, was crossing the street and suffered a serious injury.

San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi confirmed the man had died from his injuries.

“When you get hit by a Muni bus it’s pretty serious,” Manfredi said.

The driver has been placed on non-driving status, according to Rose.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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