Injuries Reported after Metro Transit Bus Hits Pedestrian, Stops Abruptly

Updated: 04/23/2014 3:44 PM
Created: 04/22/2014 10:06 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Metro Transit Police are investigating after a bus knocked down a pedestrian in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Second Avenue South and Washington Avenue. The pedestrian was conscious and breathing and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The pedestrian was later released from the hospital.

Since the driver abruptly hit the brakes, several passengers on board the bus complained of neck and back pain and were taken to HCMC for evaluation, according to Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland.

According to a tweet from Hennepin County EMS, 13 people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The bus driver was also taken to HCMC for medical evaluation. The driver will also undergo drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure.

Photo: KSTP/ Tim Sherno

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