San Franciscans deserve a better muni. In particular, I’d say we deserve a muni that doesn’t run over, crush, or otherwise kill/injure/maimÂ pedestriansÂ on a much too-frequent basis. Muni’s latest victim was a young woman, Emily Dunn, who was just 23 years old and had recently moved to San Francisco from Atlanta.
I didn’t know Emily, but I’ve walked or driven through the intersection where she was killed too many times to count. It’s just an average neighborhood intersection, it doesn’t have a reputation for being dangerous or particularly tricky. But for whatever reason, navigating it without causing a death was too great a challenge for a muni driver last week. So a young woman, full of hope andÂ excitementÂ for her new life in a new city was mowed down. It’s absolutelyÂ appallingÂ and ridiculous…
But I don’t want this post to turn into a rant about how awful and irresponsible SF muni service is. Instead I guess I’d like to focus back on the fragility of life, the senseless tragedy of it all, and a reminder to be vigilant when you are a pedestrian (which would be all of us, sooner or later).
Be careful out there, and to Emily Dunn’s family and loved ones, my heart goes out to you for your tragic loss. I’m so sorry.