1 injured in Daly City crash involving Muni bus

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

At least one person was injured after a runaway bus crashed in Daly City, officials said.

The collision was reported just before 4 p.m. Thursday at Mission and Flournoy streets.

Muni said the crash was due to a runaway coach from the top of the hill. No other cars were hit and the bus ended up on the median near Mission and Flournoy streets.

Passengers, including a person with a walker and the bus driver emerge.

The driver appearing shaken up on this surveillance video from nearby GQ Smoke Shop.

Passenger Nelson Ramirez told NBC Bay Area about the incident Thursday.

“I saw that the bus doors were open and I saw that people were starting to jump out of the bus. So, I jumped too,” he said.

Ramirez said he hopped on the Mission Street stop near Flournoy.

“When I got on the bus, I saw the bus driver left the bus like he went to check something I think,” he said.

Then Ramirez, 14, said he and others noticed the bus began to move and soon, nearby residents heard the crash.

“It was very loud.” said Max Garcia of Daly City. “I didn’t think that could happen.”

“Nervous and scared because when I jumped, my other hand, my fingers started to bleed a lot,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez said he went to the hospital later. X-rays showed he sprained his other wrist when he landed on the concrete.

SFFD said one other person was taken to the hospital at the scene. But it was unclear of their condition.

The coach was maneuvered for hours and it was finally towed away from a tricky spot just before 8 p.m.

SFMTA said the following statement Thursday night.

“We’re investigating this matter and can’t comment further. Daly City police is currently handling this until our review is complete.”

No other information was immediately available.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.