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Man Fatally Struck by Bus in Ohio

Lilibeth Ramirez2 years ago

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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