Man Injured In Market Street Fall

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A man was seriously injured on Sunday afternoon when he fell onto San Francisco's Market Street and hit his head either on the pavement or on a passing Muni bus, a police spokeswoman said today.

The fall occurred around 12:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Market Street.

Witnesses reported that the victim, believed to be in his 60s, was walking with an unsteady gait just before he fell into the street, police spokeswoman Officer Tracy Turner said.

It is unclear whether he hit his head on the ground or on the rear of the passing bus, but he was knocked unconscious, Turner said.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were initially considered life-threatening.

However, Turner said this morning he is expected to survive.


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