Teen struck, killed by Muni bus

San Francisco police are still investigating what led to a 15-year-old San Francisco girl being fatally struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus at a Portola District intersection Thursday night, a police spokesman said Friday.

Police reported that the girl was hit and killed at about 8:40 p.m. by a No. 9 Express Muni bus at San Bruno Avenue and Bacon Street. The girl was identified Friday by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office as LaTrena Crosley.

Police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said Friday morning that the 60-foot, articulated bus had just made a right turn from northbound San Bruno Avenue onto eastbound Bacon Street, when the girl ran into the street, hit the side of the bus, and got caught under its right rear wheels.

The bus stopped and police and paramedics were called, but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene, Gittens said. No charges have been filed and no citations were issued, Gittens added.

Police Inspector Dean Taylor said this morning that a determination had not been made regarding whether the girl was in a crosswalk when the accident occurred. Taylor did not say whether rainy conditions may have contributed to the accident.

Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said Friday he would not discuss details of the incident until a police investigation was completed. He added that the bus driver has been placed on standard administrative leave pending his agency’s own investigation.

According to Siegel, this was the sixth pedestrian fatality involving a Muni vehicle in San Francisco this year. The accident is the second pedestrian fatality in San Francisco in less than a week.

About midnight Saturday, Greg Anstett, 51, of San Francisco, died after being struck by a Jeep Cherokee in a crosswalk at Van Ness Avenue and Post Street. Crosley was the second pedestrian struck at the same intersection Thursday. About 5:50 a.m., a vehicle hit and injured a man in his 50s. He was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for minor injuries, police reported.

— Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
Hope on the way: Here’s what to know about California’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

The first batch of doses could hit the state as soon as early December

The Big Game was played Friday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Shutterstock)
Stanford blocks extra point to stun Cal, win 123rd Big Game 24-23

The 123rd edition of the Big Game featured a number of firsts.… Continue reading

Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)
‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

The 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)
What does California have to lose if undocumented immigrants are excluded from the census?

By Kim Bojórquez The Sacramento Bee If The U.S. Supreme Court rules… Continue reading

Those who stick around San Francisco on long holiday weekends can enjoy a slower pace, uncrowded streets and beloved institutions like cable cars. <ins>(Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
These empty San Francisco streets: A holiday dream

We’re here because we can be, and because we have nowhere else to be

Most Read