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Reader News Alert: Accident at 9th and Irving Between N-Judah and a Honda?

Reader Patrick sent me an email about an hour ago indicating that there's been a collision between a Honda car and an N-Train at 9th and Irving. As I'm at work I can't just run down the street and check this out, so if any other Loyal Readers have any info to report, please do so in the comments section!

For those of you just joining us, I made safety at the 9th/Irving and 9th/Judah intersections a mini crusade, with mixed results. Any pedestrian, motorist, or mass transit rider, however can witness a host of near-misses and other problems at these intersections on a daily basis.

Maybe this accident will move along MUNI's folks, flush with Measure A money and whatnot, to get off their backsides and make good on a promise they were supposed to have fulfilled almost a year ago!

Comments

I apologize for sending Greg an email that wasn't exactly rife with information - typing into a BlackBerry while walking and holding a cup of coffee is awkward!

The snafu occurred in the middle of 9th & Judah, between a southbound Honda and an inbound N. Judging by where the physical damage on the N was, based on the geometry of the train and rails, it was the car drivers fault, unless the N was somehow traveling at 60mph through a red light, around the turn, and was able to stop instantaneously upon impact - and it's probably safe to assume that isn't the case.

Friends: I am on the Board of SHARP, (sunset hts. assoc. of responsible people.

We have our base at 1738 Ninth Ave, (Moraga and Noriega).. We have an underused website: sharpsf.com We welcome comments, etc.
We are obsessive about the pedestrian safety issue, as pertains to 19th ave. If 9th and I/J is also a recurring problem, give us the stats, and we shall add that to our site.

Happy Holidays

jack barry

Friends: I am on the Board of SHARP, (sunset hts. assoc. of responsible people.

We have our base at 1738 Ninth Ave, (Moraga and Noriega).. We have an underused website: sharpsf.com We welcome comments, etc.
We are obsessive about the pedestrian safety issue, as pertains to 19th ave. If 9th and I/J is also a recurring problem, give us the stats, and we shall add that to our site.

Happy Holidays

jack barry

I was on the inbound train that arrived at the scene of the accident within minutes of it happening. It looked like a white pick-up trunk ran almost straight into the outbound train. There were injuries: I think it was the passenger of the pick-up.

The shuttle buses were slow to arrive, so I walked down to Lincoln to try to catch the 71. The buses were so packed that some went by without picking us up. So, it took me about an extra hour to get to work today.

This morning at appox 7:25am I arrived at 7th & Irving street saw 2 trains at 9th & Irving there was an outbound & inbound stuck at the corner people were hanging out of the door and the trains were not able to move in either direction. I decided to walk towards 9th but didnot see the car that was apparently hit since I needed to get to work. Decided to catch the 43 or 44 to Forrest Hill Station and there was another inbound N at 9th & Judah the conductor must have informed the people of the accident. Just another messed up day on the N Judah line. So sad when it is something your use to.

This morning at appox 7:25am I arrived at 7th & Irving street saw 2 trains at 9th & Irving there was an outbound & inbound stuck at the corner people were hanging out of the door and the trains were not able to move in either direction. I decided to walk towards 9th but didnot see the car that was apparently hit since I needed to get to work. Decided to catch the 43 or 44 to Forrest Hill Station and there was another inbound N at 9th & Judah the conductor must have informed the people of the accident. Just another messed up day on the N Judah line. So sad when it is something your use to.

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