Three people were injured earlier this week when big rig crashed into a MUNI train. Authorities say that the accident happened around 6 p.m. on Sunday when a truck made an illegal turn and hit a light rail car.
The truck was reportedly making a prohibited U-turn on the corner of Burke Avenue and Third Street. Three of the train passengers received minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. Regular train service was interrupted for about three hours after the crash.
This is the most recent of many California truck accidents this spring which have been attributed to driver negligence. Last month a Petaluma couple was killed after a trucker lost control of his big rig on I-80 in Davis.
The trucker said that he was eating french fries while driving when he started choking and passed out. When the driver awoke, an elderly couple was trapped in a burning car.
FOX40 recently interviewed the truck driver from the hospital where he’s recovering from burns.
“I’m so sorry for what happened,” the trucker said. “If there’s one thing you could do, let the family know how sorry I am. I don’t know why this happened, but there was nothing I could do.”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Muni service resumes after SF crash,” Neal J. Riley, April 26, 2013