Man injured after running into Metro bus

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Picture 1SEATTLE – The driver of the Metro bus allegedly hit a man Tuesday morning when he walked in front of the bus in downtown Seattle.

The victim, in his 30s, allegedly walked out in front of the bus early Tuesday morning near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Stewart Street.

Witnesses said the man hit the bus’ windshield and then was thrown to the side of the bus. The man was able to get up and walk several blocks before firefighters arrived. He was located near 4th Avenue and Pine Street and witnesses said that the man appeared to have injuries to his ribs and head, but that he also appeared to want to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks rather than getting help for his injuries.

Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department said they transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

A Seattle Police Department drug recognition expert evaluated the driver after the crash, which is routine company procedure. Police said the driver exhibited signs of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and was detained.

“Our officers detected possible signs of impairment so he was investigated further,” Seattle Police Department Spokesman Jeff Kappel said.

He was taken to a local hospital to have his blood drawn.  He was released to the care of Metro supervisors, which will conduct it’s own investigation. The Metro Driver’s Union said the driver passed a compnay administered alcohol test Tuesday. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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2 comments

  • ventura lax shuttle

    People needs to be much more concern while getting into a bus. First of all they need to stay at bus stop till the bus stops completely. While rushing into the bus they needs to be very careful. Never run behind the bus if it run away. Never jump from a bus till its not stops completely.
    If we follow these things then there not be any accidental problems to us and we remain safe.

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    Yesterday a man got injured while he was running into a metro bus in Seattle. He got minor injuries in his head and ribs. As per the police officials driver exhibited signs of being under the influence of drugs. According to my opinion strict rules had to be made to avoid accidents like this.