Video of 19-Polk Bus Crash Shows Both Drivers Running Stops

The MTA has released DriveCam video of a crash involving a 19-Polk bus and a pickup truck on De Haro and 18th Streets in Potrero Hill early yesterday morning that left seven people injured. The press release from spokesperson Judson True said "the video appears to show that the Muni bus rolled through its STOP sign on De Haro Street and the truck ran its STOP sign."

We’ve had difficulty downloading the Mac-unfriendly file that shows the crash from several different camera angles but our friends at the SF Appeal have it.

The video shows that the operator was going about 8 miles an hour — the average speed for a Muni bus — when the crash happened, which True describes as rolling. The operator has been placed on non-driving status pending the outcome of a police investigation. More coverage at SF Gate.


Bicyclist Killed by Muni Bus on 6th Avenue in Inner Richmond

UPDATED Friday, 9:05 a.m. A 22-year-old bicyclist named Derek Allen was killed by the driver of a 44-O’Shaughnessy on 6th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street late Thursday afternoon in the city’s second bicyclist fatality of the year. (The raw video above is from CBS5). A spokesperson for the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office […]

Parking-First “Save Polk Street” Crowd Attacks Van Ness BRT

“Save Polk Street” has aimed its parking-first agenda at Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. A couple dozen speakers protested the project an SFMTA hearing last week, distributing fearmongering flyers [PDF] claiming that removing some parking and banning left turns would “kill small businesses,” back up car traffic, and make the street more dangerous. The long-delayed Van Ness […]