Cyclist Sustains Minor Injuries After Being Hit By 5-Fulton Bus

cyclist_down.jpgPhoto: Joe Eskenazi/SF Weekly
According to eyewitness statements reported by the SF Weekly and the Chronicle, a 5-Fulton bus collided with a cyclist this morning on Market Street and the driver refused to stop, despite pleas by passengers to stay at the scene of the crash.

The collision occurred at 8:30 a.m., with the rear tires of the bus rolling over the front tires of the bicycle, according to MTA spokesperson Judson True. The cyclist was transported to SF General, though True clarified that she was not run over by the bus.

He said it was still unclear how the cyclist and the bus collided, if the cyclist fell on her own and then her bicycle was run over, or if another scenario occurred. He did make clear that the driver should have stopped and remained on the scene if he had been warned of the crash. "The Muni driver did not stop, but was identified by eyewitnesses and another Muni bus that was trailing the first one," said True.

The driver was placed on standard leave to undergo drug and alcohol testing, per agency protocol.

cyclist_down_2.jpgPhoto: Joe Eskenazi/SF Weekly