A woman who died at a hospital after being struck by a San Francisco Municipal
Railway bus near Lake Merced over the weekend was identified as a Daly City resident.
Eileen Barrett, 72, was struck about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Lake Merced Boulevard, near John Muir Drive, authorities said.
She was taken to a hospital in serious condition but doctors at first thought she would survive her injuries, said agency spokesman Paul Rose.
The bus operator will undergo drug and alcohol testing, as is standard protocol for such accidents, Rose said.
"While this incident is still under investigation, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Barrett," Rose said.
"Our top priority is the safety of those who utilize San Francisco streets, and we
will work with authorities to find the cause of this accident in order to prevent it from happening again."
--Bay City News