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Financial District Multiple Muni Bus Crash Kills Man

By Kelly Balamuth on April 23, 2010

According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, two buses killed a 49-year-old pedestrian when the buses crashed into each other pinning the man between them. Somehow the buses separated, but the second bus ran over the man trapping him underneath the bus wheels.

One witness said the first bus pushed the male pedestrian into a bike rack, before pinning the man into the front of the second bus. After the buses separated, the man fell against the ground, but the witness said that the second bus could not have avoided running over the man. Other witnesses said the pedestrian was struck by the two buses as he was trying to hail a taxi cab at the intersection of Mission and Beale Streets.

Rescuers were forced to use a hydraulic jack to lift the second bus, and to crawl underneath the bus to detach the man from the front end of the bus. Shortly after the accident occurred, the pedestrian died of his injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

Both of the bus drivers were also taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries. Police will test them for traces of alcohol and drug use. The cause of the bus accident in San Francisco is still under investigation.

Pedestrians injured in Northern California motor vehicle accidents may have grounds for personal injury lawsuits that may make them eligible to receive money to cover the costs of their injuries as well as compensate for their pain and suffering. Balamuth Harrington, LLP has over 15 years experience in assisting Northern California injury victims as well as families of deceased victims recover full and just compensation. We care about our clients. We understand that filing a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased loved one can be a painful experience. We have the legal knowledge and experience to handle difficult cases such as these, no matter how complex.

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