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February 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two San Francisco Municipal Railway trains collided when one crossed over to the wrong track, a railway spokesman said. Two people said they suffered minor injuries but refused immediate treatment and said they would see their own doctors, Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said. There was minimal damage to the two cars, which collided at St. Francis Circle. Service was disrupted for more than an hour, Siegel said.
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April 6, 1993 | Associated Press
Full service was restored to the San Francisco Municipal Railway train lines Monday morning after a train crash inside a tunnel that injured a driver and several passengers. A train stalled on the westbound tracks inside a tunnel near the Castro Street station and was rear-ended by another train, said Muni spokesman Alan Siegel. The driver of the second train was trapped for a brief time but was rescued by firefighters Sunday afternoon.
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July 14, 1989
A driverless trolley car coasted out of a service terminal in San Francisco and crashed into an apartment building across the street, slightly injuring all five passengers aboard. The incident occurred when the driver of the Union-Stockton coach, which was boarding passengers, got out to pull the overhead collector pole aside to let another car pass, transit officials said. "It's the sort of accident that doesn't happen very often," Municipal Railwayspokesman Jaimie Levin said.
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April 5, 1993 | Associated Press
A San Francisco Municipal Railway driver was rescued from inside a train and two passengers suffered serious injuries when two trains collided inside a tunnel Sunday, authorities said. A stalled train on the westbound tracks was hit from behind by another train, Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said. The driver of the second train was trapped for a brief time but was rescued by firefighters. The driver, whose identity was not disclosed, suffered injured ribs and a broken nose.
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April 5, 1993 | Associated Press
A San Francisco Municipal Railway driver was rescued from inside a train and two passengers suffered serious injuries when two trains collided inside a tunnel Sunday, authorities said. A stalled train on the westbound tracks was hit from behind by another train, Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said. The driver of the second train was trapped for a brief time but was rescued by firefighters. The driver, whose identity was not disclosed, suffered injured ribs and a broken nose.
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December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A rush-hour transit train carrying 300 commuters derailed Friday morning near the site of a derailment earlier this month. No one was injured, authorities said. The incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations of Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART spokesman Sy Mouber said.
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June 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
A cable car stopped abruptly after it hit something on the tracks Friday, jolting passengers with such force that some smashed into windows or landed in the street. Twenty-four people were hurt, none critically. "All of a sudden I saw little old ladies flying everywhere," said passenger Sandra Besnak. "Then I noticed my brother injured his shoulder," said the Pittsburgh woman who was visiting San Francisco with her brother, John Kupchak of Atlanta.
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November 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The operator of a Bay Area Rapid Transit train involved in an accident that killed a 5-year-old boy could face disciplinary action because he sought counseling from a priest before submitting to a drug test. Veteran train operator Richard Ballesteros was suspended without pay despite a preliminary investigation that appeared to exonerate him from any questionable behavior, BART spokesman Mike Healy said. Ballesteros was driving a train Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1993 | Associated Press
Full service was restored to the San Francisco Municipal Railway train lines Monday morning after a train crash inside a tunnel that injured a driver and several passengers. A train stalled on the westbound tracks inside a tunnel near the Castro Street station and was rear-ended by another train, said Muni spokesman Alan Siegel. The driver of the second train was trapped for a brief time but was rescued by firefighters Sunday afternoon.
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November 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A commuter train collided with a charter bus, killing two people and injuring about two dozen others during the rush hour Monday evening, police said. The two victims were employees of ABC-TV, which chartered the bus to carry workers and guests around the San Francisco Bay Area, according to South San Francisco police. The employees were in town for the broadcast of Monday Night Football. Bus passengers included network employees and ABC clients, police said.
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November 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The operator of a Bay Area Rapid Transit train involved in an accident that killed a 5-year-old boy could face disciplinary action because he sought counseling from a priest before submitting to a drug test. Veteran train operator Richard Ballesteros was suspended without pay despite a preliminary investigation that appeared to exonerate him from any questionable behavior, BART spokesman Mike Healy said. Ballesteros was driving a train Oct.
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June 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
A cable car stopped abruptly after it hit something on the tracks Friday, jolting passengers with such force that some smashed into windows or landed in the street. Twenty-four people were hurt, none critically. "All of a sudden I saw little old ladies flying everywhere," said passenger Sandra Besnak. "Then I noticed my brother injured his shoulder," said the Pittsburgh woman who was visiting San Francisco with her brother, John Kupchak of Atlanta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two San Francisco Municipal Railway trains collided when one crossed over to the wrong track, a railway spokesman said. Two people said they suffered minor injuries but refused immediate treatment and said they would see their own doctors, Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said. There was minimal damage to the two cars, which collided at St. Francis Circle. Service was disrupted for more than an hour, Siegel said.
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November 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A commuter train collided with a charter bus, killing two people and injuring about two dozen others during the rush hour Monday evening, police said. The two victims were employees of ABC-TV, which chartered the bus to carry workers and guests around the San Francisco Bay Area, according to South San Francisco police. The employees were in town for the broadcast of Monday Night Football. Bus passengers included network employees and ABC clients, police said.
NEWS
July 14, 1989
A driverless trolley car coasted out of a service terminal in San Francisco and crashed into an apartment building across the street, slightly injuring all five passengers aboard. The incident occurred when the driver of the Union-Stockton coach, which was boarding passengers, got out to pull the overhead collector pole aside to let another car pass, transit officials said. "It's the sort of accident that doesn't happen very often," Municipal Railwayspokesman Jaimie Levin said.
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December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A rush-hour transit train carrying 300 commuters derailed Friday morning near the site of a derailment earlier this month. No one was injured, authorities said. The incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations of Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART spokesman Sy Mouber said.
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