ClickCease MUNI Accident Archives | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Runaway Cable Car

An empty cable car crashed into a cable car carrying our client, a tourist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He was one of seven people hurt in the collision. He was trapped between the two cable cars for 90 minutes. Doctors had to amputate our client’s left leg below the knee. His right ankle was also…

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MUNI Train Strikes Truck

In this case, our MUNI light rail vehicle attorneys represented an elderly man driving through the Inner Sunset District. When he reached Judah Street, he had a green light and proceeded into the intersection behind two other vehicles. Inexplicably, a MUNI light rail vehicle entered the intersection from his right, blatantly violating a red light….

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Wrongful Death Settlement In Muni Bus Case

On March 11, 2004, Betty White was hit by a MUNI bus while walking her dog in the Marina district after the bus ran a stop sign. She died of massive brain injuries the following day. Because of our work, MUNI agreed to place a permanent memorial bench in Moscone Park, in addition to paying…

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Brain Damage – Bus Vs. Pedestrian (Government Liability)

Our MUNI Railway team negotiated a settlement having a present cash value of $1,950,000 on behalf of an 81-year-old San Francisco woman struck by a MUNI bus while crossing the street. The impact of the collision knocked her to the ground, where she sustained a left parietal skull fracture, a subarachnoid hemorrhage, and a subdural…

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Cable Car Derailment

Our client was a tourist from Texas who was injured on the Powell Street cable car line. At the intersection of Mason and Washington, the cable car lost momentum in the turn and became stuck. Instead of calling for assistance from a MUNI tow truck, the cable car operators decided to push it by hand….

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