Multiple people hurt as San Francisco Muni streetcars crash along Embarcadero

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SAN FRANCISCO — Two San Francisco Muni light rail vehicles collided Wednesday near the waterfront in the city’s South Beach area, hurting a number of passengers. 

The crash happened at around 1:42 p.m. at Embarcadero and Brannan near Oracle Park when one streetcar rear-ended the other while headed inbound on the T Third/N Judah route. 

The San Francisco Fire Department said five people were taken to a hospital and with what were described as minor injuries.

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Emergency personnel and victims at the scene of a light rail vehicle crash at Embarcadero and Brannan Street in San Francisco, November 16, 2022.

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Both trains suffered moderate damage. The circumstances that led to the crash were not immediately known.

Police were urging people to avoid the area.

This is a breaking news update. More information to be added as available.

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