PHOTO: Muni Bus Crashes into Sidewalk

At approximately 7:45 a.m., a Muni bus on the 37-Corbett route, travelling inbound to Masonic and Haight, crashed into the sidewalk in front of Coffee to the People, located at 1206 Masonic Avenue.

Photo by Wayne Willyard, proprietor of Specimen Designs

UPDATE Thu, 06/23/2011 – 11:08am:

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus struck a vehicle in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood this morning, a Muni spokesman said.

The crash was reported at about 7:45 a.m. near Masonic Avenue and Haight Street and involved a bus on the 37-Corbett line, spokesman Paul Rose said.

The driver of the bus was getting ready to start the outbound route, which begins at that intersection. When the driver took off the wheel block for the bus, it rolled backward and struck a vehicle, Rose said.

No passengers were on the bus at the time, and no injuries were reported, he said.

The driver of the bus has been placed on non-driving status and will be tested for drugs and alcohol as part of the agency’s standard procedure for investigating an accident, Rose said.