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Man Fatally Struck by Bus in Ohio

Author Lilibeth Ramirez

A pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene in Montgomery County Tuesday after he was hit by a regional transit authority bus.

About the Pedestrian Accident

According to Fox 45, the 3500 block of Shiloh Springs in Montgomery County was shut down as police investigated a fatal pedestrian accident.

The pedestrian was allegedly exiting the back of a regional transit authority (RTA) bus when he stumbled out and ended up underneath the vehicle. Witnesses have stated the pedestrian, identified as 56-year-old William Cribley, appeared to be intoxicated moments before his death.

The Trotwood police are conducting an investigation to answer all possible questions about the incident; RTA officials of the Greater Dayton area are also conducting their own investigation as well.

The RTA released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: “The Greater Dayton RTA wishes to extend our sincere sorrow for the loss of Mr. William Cribley. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Cribley's friends and family.”

RTA officials confirm the bus driver has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the police investigation.

Pedestrian Safety Statistics

The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash each trip.
  • Nearly one in every five children between the ages of 5 an 9 who were killed in traffic crashes was a pedestrian.

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1 Dead in Houston Motorcycle Collision

Author Phylicia Taylor

Authorities responded to a fatal motorcycle accident in Houston Sunday evening. 

About the Houston Motorcycle Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, motorcyclist Alex Silva died in a motorcycle accident in northwest Harris County Sunday around 8:45 pm.

The accident occurred when Silva’s motorcycle collided with another motorcycle at 5200 Louetta. It is determined that speed was a contributing factor with the crash.

The condition of the second motorcyclist was not immediately available.

Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,377 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in Texas in 2013.
  • 495 of those deaths were motorcyclists (operators and passengers).
  • 53 percent of the motorcyclists killed were helmets when the crash occurred.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in vehicle collisions with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.

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Two Texans Die in Oklahoma Car Crash on I-35

Author Jasjit Mundh

Two women from Texas were killed in a car crash in Southern Oklahoma on Sunday.

About the Fatal Car Accident

According to Jacksonville Progress, the two women, three other passengers, and their driver were travelling southbound on Interstate 35 when a tire blew out, causing the car to overturn.

The two women, Hortencia Mandujano, 35, and Maria Del Carmen Labrada-Miranda, 50, were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Another passenger remains hospitalized in stable condition while the driver and 2 other passengers were treated and released.

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the US in 2012.
  • In 2012, 2.36 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, 69,430 crashes were reported in the state in 2013.
  • Of those 69,430 crashes:
    • 621 were fatal and 678 involved fatalities.
    • 33,721 persons were injured in crashes in 2013.
    • 69,430 crashes involved 126,173 drivers. 

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