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No, Really, It Happened Again: Car Enters MUNI Tunnel!

When I read this headline on my RSS newsreader, I figured it had to be a joke, but it's not - KGO reports that someone found a way to drive all the way into the West Portal Tunnel, until they got to the part where it narrows and got stuck. Fortunately no trains were running so there was no chance for a major accident.

Still, one wonders the logic, or lack of, that would let someone think "O Hai! Tunnelz, I has them!" and just barrel on through.

Then I remember the infamous Judah's Prius Incident captured by one of the Loyal Readers, and realize, in this town, any-thing's possible.

And now, a re-run, of that famous day on the N last year. Enjoy.

Comments

I saw a woman do something similar coming off of 280, right where it splits into 19th ave and serra. She made the left hand turn going towards SFSU (Im assuming) and drove right onto the MUNI tracks, dropping down about 8 inches below the level of the roadway. She just sat there at that point - with hazards on of course - and waited for someone to tow her out.

And of course living by the N, I get to see people driving on the center median (and rail-line) of Judah all the time. I usually just shake my head and laugh, becuase I remember when I first moved up here I wasnt sure if that was allowed. I took the safe approach and just stayed in the same lane as the other 50 cars going my direction.

@marc: Good grief!

I remember years ago, when I was in college and was living away from the Bay Area, I was driving from SF to Santa Cruz late at night and decided to take 19th to 280, and accidentally drove on the Judah median (this musta been in like 1989 or something) and got pulled over and got a stern warning from the policeman about "getting creamed by a 3 ton streetcar."

Needless to say I never did it again!

OMG. Thanks for making my day Greg. I laughed so hard at the first story and the video from last year.

For the West Portal dude -- how the hell do you make it almost to Castro Station? That's a pretty good length of tunnel to drive through!

It would be amazing to know if anybody has ever driven the length of the market street subway and come out at the Embarcadero portal (I'm sure some idiot will attempt it in our lifetime).

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