A chain-reaction crash occurred Feb 12 on Ocean Avenue by City College around 11:30 a.m. involving four vehicles and the 49 muni bus that resulted in two injured being rushed to the hospital.
The collision looked like a Hollywood-movie scene. A white truck came to rest diagonally on top of a tan Taurus while bursting the windshield and a window in the adjacent muni bus, showering shattered glass on the pavement. San Francisco police officers and muni personnel responded immediately.
The accident occurred when the driver of the Taurus rear ended Fernando Barajas’s CertaPro Painters truck as he was braking for a red light while on his way to work. The collision resulted in a domino effect further involving a blue Volvo, a white car and the muni bus that were already stopped.
“It all happened so fast,” Barajas said, “I heard screeching tires, and the Taurus hit me from behind, and I just started going up in the air.”
The Taurus was crushed under the pick-up truck setting off air bags and breaching the gas tank exacerbating the dangerous situation. The bus driver, along with his passenger, evacuated promptly. The muni driver declined to comment, and the passenger left the scene.
Occupants in the Taurus, one male and one female, were rushed to the hospital. The status of their conditions was undetermined.
The intersection reopened at 2 p.m. after muni personnel fixed the cable lines. Police refused to give any information until further investigation.