This is not the first time I've written about the dangers of the San Francisco Cable Car. The statistics for accidents and costs to the city of San Francisco are staggering. We have to ask, 'Is it worth it to keep this antique and nostalgic form of transportation available to the masses of tourists and San Francisco locals?'
As a San Francisco Bus Accident and Cable Car Accident Attorney, I do my best to help those injured in cable car crashes in our City by the Bay. Tourists and locals alike ride the San Francisco Cable Car, not for its speed (9 miles per hour), but for open air, convenience or nostalgia.
This is no Halloween joke. Sometimes I wonder if some MUNI busses are driven by the Grim Reaper. Graphic designer, Roy Brubaker, created the image below as a message to us all. Roy drew this image while in his hospital bed after being run over by a MUNI bus.
It's common knowledge that cities and counties across the San Francisco Bay Area are struggling to make their budgets. It's also a fact, however, that millions of dollars are leaving city reserves each year because of legal payouts.
With sympathy, and frustration I report another San Francisco MUNI vs. pedestrian fatality which occurred last month. The MUNI death happened on Mission St. between 5th and 6th Streets on Sunday, November 13, 2011.Over a month later, this injury news is still important, and should not be hidden and ignored.
Soon after I reported that MUNI has been accused of negligence, another MUNI crash occurred.
As a MUNI Accident Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have been saying for years that MUNI has ongoing safety issues. I'd like to report that someone, who is not a lawyer fighting against MUNI, agrees. Maybe soon, MUNI will be safer for riders and other users of San Francisco streets.