San Francisco

Three Injured After Runaway Truck Careens Down SF Street

Three people were injured after a runaway dump truck careened down a steep San Francisco street Tuesday, slamming into multiple cars, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

The incident was reported about 2:45 p.m. at Vallejo and Divisadero streets, fire officials said. They said three people suffered from injuries not considered life threatening.

Aerial views of the aftermath of a runaway dump truck that careened down a San Francisco street Tuesday, smashing into moving and parked cars and leaving three people injured.

The 26,000-pound truck hit at least nine moving and parked vehicles, including an Uber driver carrying a passenger, according to San Francisco police.

"It was terrifying," said Cara Flaherty, who was in one of the vehicles struck by the truck.

Divisadero was closed between Vallejo and Broadway for hours as the scene was investigated and cleaned up.

Police determined the truck's emergency brake failed, causing it to roll out of control down Divisadero, one of the steepest streets in the city.

The workers operating the truck were employees of Smart demolition and had been working on Divisadero Street for a few weeks, according to a company spokesperson. Smart is a subcontractor for Synergy Housing.

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