The woman was crossing a marked crosswalk on the 3700 block of India Street around 4:02 p.m.
She was legally crossing the street when a 46-year-old male shuttle bus driver turned the corner of West Washington Street and struck her with the front right of the bus.
There were 20 people onboard the bus when the woman was struck.
The pedestrian suffered serious head trauma and was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to reports, the driver claimed he did not see the woman crossing the street.
Police investigation caused the roads to be shut down for several hours.
Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the accident.
Pedestrian do have the right of way when legally crossing intersections. Unfortunately, drivers may not always see them. It’s important to always look both ways before stepping onto the crosswalk.
There are also different policies when dealing bus accidents. Depending on which company owns and operates the buses there can be deadlines to file a claim.
At Bergener Mirejovsky we know what actions need to be taken in order to pursue an accident claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident by a bus, contact us a for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. Let us help answer your questions.