Woman struck by Muni bus on Market

A woman attempting to hail a Muni bus was run over on Market Street, breaking both her legs during Wednesday afternoon’s rush-hour commute, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The woman, who was transported to a hospital and has not been identified, was entering the crosswalk between 4th and 5th streets, apparently trying to get the driver’s attention, when the light turned green for traffic and red for pedestrians, according to eyewitness reports.

A preliminary investigation showed that the bus driver, who was driving down Market Street toward the Ferry Building, apparently did not see the woman because she was in his blind spot, according to Singer. The woman fell and the rear wheels ran over her legs, breaking both of them, Officer Keith Singer said.

There have been five pedestrian accidents involving Muni transit vehicles in 2006, according to Walk San Francisco. Emily Drennan, the executive director of the pedestrian safety group, said Market Street is especially dangerous for pedestrians.

“I think it’s the nature of the street,” she said. “It’s the main artery of San Francisco, so it carries a lot of people, a lot of traffic and transit riders in San Francisco. There’s just a lot of opportunities for people to get hit.”

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