San Francisco Muni crashes trigger emergency response notifications

By Jana Katsuyama : ktvu – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO —

The two MUNI crashes Friday which happened in separate parts of the city within minutes of each other triggered San Francisco’s emergency alert system, according to a spokesman for one of the hospitals.

The first crash involved a Muni bus and a dump truck on Geary Boulevard about 1:30p.m. The second crash involved a light rail train on the T-line and a semi-rig at the intersection of Third Street and Innes.

The two crashes had first responders rushing to treat the 40 people injured at the scenes. According to protocol, emergency rooms were put on alert for seven Bay Area hospitals which readied themselves to receive the injured passengers.

“San Francisco’s emergency management system notifies hospitals when there’s a major incident just we’re on alert that we could have patients coming in and we did receive a notification,” said California Pacific Medical Center spokesman Dean Fryer… (more)

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