A man on his bicycle was killed Friday morning after he collided with a MUNI bus at the intersection of 11th Street and Bryant in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.
The bicyclist was hit by an outbound 27-Bryant bus that was turning onto Bryant Street near 11th Street around 8:40 a.m., Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rose said the driver, a 10-year veteran with MUNI, immediately stopped. Rose added that the driver and witnesses, on and off the bus, were interviewed by both MUNI and police investigators.
He said it was unclear if the driver had a green light at the time of the collision.
"We're talking to everyone we can, and we're hearing conflicting reports. So it's too early to tell what took place," said Rose.
He said the last time a MUNI bus struck and killed a bicyclist was October 7th, 2010.
This year, according to police, four bicyclists have been struck and killed in San Francisco.
Spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says three people died in the South of Market neighborhood. One person died in the Mission District at 16th Street and South Van Ness.
"San Francisco is a very congested place with narrow streets. So, if you're a motorist watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists, said Esparza."
Police said they would be looking at footage from camera mounted on the bus as part of its investigation.
The SF Bicycle Coalition said Friday's collision took place in is a poorly designed intersection prone to high-speed traffic. The coalition released a statement on its website calling on the city to fix dangerous intersections like the one at 11th street and Division.
The name of the victim has not yet been released by the Medical Examiner's Office. The driver of the bus, according to Rose, was tested for drugs and alcohol after the collision and is on non-driving status during the investigation.
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