Muni Still Hasn't Confirmed Responsibility for Hit-and-Run Accident in SOMA

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Muni has a lot to be sorry for ...
A day after a cyclist collided with an elderly pedestrian in the Castro, Muni put out a heartfelt statement, sending its condolences to the victim.

"The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today joined the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) to issue the following statements on safety, in the wake of yesterday's accident at the intersection of Castro and Market streets."

"The SFMTA is deeply concerned about yesterday's collision, which is still under investigation. First and foremost, we hope for speedy and complete recovery of those injured. This incident is a sobering reminder that we all need to share the road and obey traffic laws. Whether we're traveling on foot, on a bike, or in a car, it's imperative that we all pay attention, be courteous, and follow the rules of the road," said Ed Reiskin, Muni's chief.

Well that's nice of them, but we're curious why Muni didn't make any mention of the other victim -- you know, the one who was purportedly hit by a Muni coach in SOMA that same day.

Sgt. Daryl Fong of the SFPD tells us that investigators have concluded that the Muni coach "was involved" in the hit-and-run, but they weren't ready to say with absolute certainty that the bus hit the 60-year-old woman before speeding off.

When we asked Paul Rose, spokesman for Muni, why the agency glossed over the SOMA accident, here is what he told us: "We are still working with SFPD to confirm details of that incident; however, these statements are meant to remind all road users to contribute to safer streets."

Because you never know when a Muni bus might be "involved" in your life.

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