The Latest: San Francisco tour bus CEO issues statement

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Posted: Nov 14, 2015 6:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest on a tour-bus crash in San Francisco's Union Square that injured 20 people, some critically. (All times local)

3 p.m.

The chief executive of a sightseeing tour company has issued a statement following the crash of a double-decker bus that injured nearly two dozen people.

Christian Watts said in an email that everyone at City Sightseeing San Francisco is "deeply saddened" by the crash that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at Union Square.

He said that they are cooperating with authorities to determine how this happened, and that he prays for a speedy recovery for the injured.

Four adults remain in critical condition Saturday with another two adults in serious condition. San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said they suffer from fractures and head injuries.

Andrew declined to comment on a minor also admitted to the hospital on Friday.

1:25 p.m.

Four people remain in critical condition a day after a double-decker tour bus crashed in a crowded and popular San Francisco neighborhood.

San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said two men and two women are in critical condition. Two other men are in serious condition.

He declined to share any details about a minor who was also admitted to the hospital Friday night.

Andrew said victims suffered facial and head injuries, as well as fractures to arms, legs and ribs. Some have internal injuries.

Witnesses say the tour bus came roaring over two city blocks Friday. It ran down a bicyclist, hit at least two pedestrians and struck several cars before it plowed into scaffolding lining a construction site.

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10:10 a.m.

Eight people remain hospitalized the day after a double-decker tour bus crashed in San Francisco's popular and crowded Union Square.

San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew says four adults remain in critical condition and two adults are in serious condition. He declined to disclose the condition of a seventh patient, who is a minor.

Robin O'Connor, a spokeswoman with St. Francis Hospital, says a patient hospitalized there is in stable condition.

Witnesses say the tour bus came roaring over two city blocks. It ran down a bicyclist, hit at least two pedestrians and struck several cars before it plowed into scaffolding lining a construction site.

About 20 people were hurt in the crash that happened just before 3 p.m. Police said six had been injured critically.