Monday, August 16, 2010
Muni vs. Cab Death Match
At 1:50 PM on Thursday afternoon, August 12th, a large, 49 Mission-Van Ness bus driving north tried to pull into a marked stop at the corner of Jackson and Van Ness. However, a taxi slid into the middle of the marked space to let out a passenger just moments before the Muni bus crossed the street. The very pleasant bus driver stayed in the traffic lane, pinning the taxi to the curb until the Muni passengers disembarked.
The taxi driver, however, in an outrageous bit of reckless driving, decided he was in a hurry for his next fare and quickly drove along the right side of the stopped bus, nearly killing a half dozen passengers who were exiting. It was so infuriating that I grabbed my camera and took a picture of the taxi's license plate, which was 8J28710.
The amused Muni driver asked, "Did you get him?" as I walked back toward the bus. "Yep."