Ten Injured in San Francisco Cable Car Accident

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:30:55 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A bolt in the tracks appears to be the cause of a San Francisco  Municipal Railway cable car accident on Wednesday morning, a Muni spokesman said.
     
A bolt was found stuck in the trackway, which caused the inbound  Powell-Hyde cable car to stop suddenly at Powell and Washington streets  around 10:15 a.m.
    
Five passengers and two cable car operators were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Three other passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, as well, according to police.
     
Police said one of the passengers fell out of the cable car when  it suddenly stopped.
     
Bus shuttles are in place for riders on the Powell-Mason and  Powell-Hyde cable car lines, Rose said.
     
Regular cable car service is expected to resume around 1:30 p.m.,  he said.
     
Rose said investigators are looking into where the bolt is from  and how it got into the track.

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