Today's fatal bus/pedestrian crash is similar to a bus/pedestrian accident in late October 2007, when an 86-year-old man was initially believed to have been knocked down by a left-turning SamTrans bus as he was crossing University Avenue at Webster Street. The man survived the fall.
In that case, Kin-Jian Huo, a resident of Lytton Gardens, suffered a skull fracture at 9:44 a.m.
The bus driver said he thought the man fell on his own. Police at the time said they planned to file a complaint against the driver for failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.
The driver was suspended but later reinstated following an arbitration hearing.