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School Bus Hits Pedestrian in Downtown Minneapolis

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Jasmine Reynolds3 years ago

A pedestrian was struck in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota by a school bus driver on Thursday afternoon.

About the Traffic Accident

The incident happened near the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and 3rd Street around noon as baseball fans were streaming into Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

A witness reported hearing screams from the scene and seeing a person get pulled out from underneath the bus.  

According to KARE 11 the driver of the school bus was headed north on 2nd Avenue and then turned left at 3rd Street North to get on the freeway en route to find a place to park.

The female pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk headed north on 2nd avenue. The bus driver did not see her as she was crossing the street as she was ultimately ran over and pinned underneath the front tire of the bus.

The woman was transported to the hospital with severe injuries to her leg. No children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Statistics on Accidents Involving Pedestrians

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes.
  • In 2012 almost 73% of pedestrian fatalities happened in urban areas.
  • The female pedestrian injury rate per every 100,000 populations was 21 in 2012.
  • Passenger cars, SUV’s, pickups and vans had the highest percentage of front impacts with a pedestrian who was killed (90%, 89%, 90%, and 89%, respectively).


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