A Mercedes sedan collided with a T-Third train in Mission Bay Tuesday night wedging itself between the vehicle and a median, the latest in a string of collisions between Muni trains and autos on Third Street in the past year.
The collision at Third Street and Mission Bay Boulevard took place at about 7:52 p.m. after the auto apparently made an illegal left turn in front of the train, according to a preliminary report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The site of the collision was near Muni Metro East, a Muni railyard.
The Mercedes’ driver was transported to a nearby hospital for unknown, non-life threatening injuries. The San Francisco Police Department did not immediately respond to questions about possible arrests.
Muni trains frequently find themselves in collisions in the area, which is near a Muni railyard. There were at least three major reported collisions between Muni and vehicles there this year alone.
Also at Third Street and Mission Bay Boulevard, a truck overturned after hitting a Muni historic streetcar in January, also — like Tuesday night — after making a turn in front of the streetcar. In September, nearby at Third and Mission Rock streets, another T-Third train collided with a commuter bus that — again — was turning left on Third Street. And just blocks away on Third Street and 16th Street a Muni train and vehicle collided in early 2017 resulting in injuries from someone in the vehicle.