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Monday, April 23, 2012

Man Who Lost Leg in Muni Accident Dies

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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UPDATE 2 p.m.: Paul Rose, spokesman with Muni, confirmed that the wheelchair-using victim of today's Muni accident has died. The medical examiner has not yet identified the man.

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.:
Muni spokesman Paul Rose confirms that

the victim is alive, has lost a leg, and is now at a hospital. He says

no Muni lines are currently running through Civic Center, although

service is expected to be restored within an hour or two.

UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.:

Eyewitness Caleb Mingle, a Muni rider, says that the victim was a bald

white male whose leg was severed and had to be removed from the track.

Mingle says the victim appeared alive when emergency personnel moved him

off the tracks.

The Muni side of the Civic Center station is currently closed, SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi reports from the scene, where he counts 11 police cars at the station and several ambulances. 

Multiple emergency personnel and Muni spokespersons have confirmed that a Muni train has made "contact" with a pedestrian, but the who and how are currently unclear, as is the pedestrian's condition. Whatever the situation is, it's big enough that Muni Transit Director John Haley has arrived. Meanwhile, police are treating this as a crime scene.

We'll update as soon as we know more.

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