Woman hit by bus may have broken both legs

An elderly woman was injured Friday morning when she was struck by a school bus while darting across Bayshore Boulevard, officials from the California Highway Patrol said.

The woman, who has not been identified, was racing to catch a Muni bus when a school bus owned by First Student collided with her, resulting in lower-body injuries, said California Highway Patrol spokesperson Shawn Chase, who cited eyewitness accounts.

“Apparently she ran out into traffic and was hit right in the middle of the street,” Chase said.

The bus was operating well within the speed limit, Chase said, and that weather conditions did not appear to play a factor in the incident.

San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said the woman, approximately 70 years old, appeared to have broken both her legs in the collision.

She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital after the accident, Talmadge said.Representatives from S.F. General did not have an update available on the woman’s condition.

The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Silver Avenue.

The First Student school bus was traveling northbound on Bayshore Boulevard with one juvenile onboard, a 17 year old who was not injured, Chase said.

The bus was en route to Mission High School.

A spokeswoman for First Student, Mary Liljedahl, said the company was currently investigating the incident, so she could not comment publicly on the matter.

wreisman@examiner.com

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