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

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Will Muni’s Largest Service Increase in Decades Have Staying Power?

Muni is making major service improvements and shoring up the basics of running buses on schedule, and this time, officials say, the improvements will stick. “This is long term, focused and systematic,” Muni Operations Director John Haley told reporters last week, calling upcoming “Muni Forward” upgrades the largest increase in service since the Market Street subway […]