Pedestrian struck by METRO bus north of downtown


The accident happened at about 4:30pm on Fulton at Quitman as the victim was crossing the street.

Eyewitness News spoke with a man who claims he was the only passenger on the bus when the accident happened. He says this bus was turning the corner slowly and claims he tried yelling 'stop' as the driver hit that pedestrian.

That victim, who eyewitnesses are describing as an older Hispanic female, has been rushed to Ben Taub Hospital with unknown injuries.

From SkyEye HD, rescue workers could be seen treating the woman, who witnesses say was pinned under the bus wheel.

One student who witnessed the accident described the impact as the woman yelled for help.

"I was walking on the third step, as soon as I got to the third step, I seen her walk out and the bus driver he hit her. And at that moment, I was just scared I was scared because I heard her screaming and I seen all this blood on the floor and her under the bus. I was very scared," the student told us.

Right now, METRO police are busy interviewing eyewitnesses and processing the scene. The driver is still on the bus being interviewed by investigators.

The victim's being treated for her injuries.

Copyright © 2023 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.