On Friday October 4, 2013, at around 7 a.m., a Kansas City bus reportedly hit a 68-year-old woman near 11th and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to reports of this Kansas City pedestrian accident, a 68-year-old woman was in or near a crosswalk at 11th and Baltimore when the bus turned left from Baltimore onto 11th Street and hit her. The bus driver was allegedly unaware that he had hit anyone and kept driving with the woman underneath the bus. A witness, who has been described as a woman with a child, began banging on the side of the bus to get the driver’s attention, trying to get him to stop the city bus.
The injured woman, whose name was not immediately released to the media, was taken to an area hospital with what were described as serious injuries.
The investigation into this Kansas City bus accident is ongoing. The Kansas City police say that surveillance cameras may play an important role in the investigation. Some reports indicate that the woman may have been in the driver’s blind spot at the time of the crash, though the cause of the crash will not be known until a full investigation has been done.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were approximately 56,000 bus accidents reported in the United States during 2011, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available. Approximately 280 people were killed, and about 24,000 people injured, in these crashes.
Our Missouri personal injury lawyers extend our best wishes for a full and fair recovery to the woman who was hurt in this Kansas City pedestrian accident.