Eyes on the Street: Damaged Train Hauled Away from West Portal Station

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Streetsblog tipster Nick just sent us these photos of one of the damaged trains being hauled away following today’s Muni collision:

I snapped these pics 8PM Saturday night as one of the trains was being taken down Ocean Avenue. One thing about it that was kind of odd was that the train was running red lights on Ocean. Not sure why they were disregarding safety after such a terrible accident. In fairness though, they did have one or two trucks ahead of the train with flashing lights leading the way but still.

And here’s the latest Muni service alert. Service has resumed at West Portal Station:

As of 8:02 p.m., regular light rail service resumed at West Portal and the K, L and M lines are returning to regular service.

According to the most recent information from the San Francisco Fire Department, there were 48 injuries as a result of the collision: 4 red (critical) including the Muni Operator from the L Taraval, 24 yellow (serious) and 20 green (minor). All were transported to San Francisco hospitals.

The SFMTA will provide additional information from the ongoing investigation on Sunday.

One more photo below the break.

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