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Bicyclist Killed In Collision With San Francisco Muni Bus

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A bicyclist was killed Thursday in a collision with a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus in the city's inner Richmond District, a police spokesman said.

Police received reports of the collision at 4:59 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Clement Street, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Responding officers found the bicyclist unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Andraychak said.

Police have not released the man's identify but have reported he was a white man in his late 20s. He was riding a road-style bicycle that became trapped under the bus after the collision.

The bus that collided with the bicyclist was traveling north on the 44-O'Shaughnessy line, according to officials.

The bicyclist was also going north and contacted the front right corner of the bus, according to police.

Police said the driver appeared to have been shaken by the collision and was cooperating with officials.

The bus operator will be suspended pending an investigation into the accident, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose said.

The bus was towed and is being inspected for possible mechanical defects, police said.

Inbound service on the 44-O'Shaughnessy line was rerouted from Geary Boulevard to Seventh Avenue to California Street for about three hours after the crash, the SFMTA said.

Outbound service was rerouted from Clement Street to Seventh Avenue to Geary Boulevard.

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