BUS CRASH: Pedestrian knocked down, 10 passengers evaluated - KMSP-TV

BUS CRASH: Pedestrian knocked down, 10 passengers evaluated

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Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a southbound Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.

According to John Siqveland, of Metro Transit, the pedestrian was "knocked down and transported to HCMC -- conscious and breathing -- with unknown injuries."

Since the bus driver slammed on the breaks, several passengers aboard the bus who complained of neck and back pains were also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The bus driver was taken to HCMC by Metro Transit staff for a medical evaluation and will also undergo testing for drugs and alcohol, which is standard procedure.

The eastbound lanes of Washington Avenue were closed as a result of the crash, and westbound traffic was restricted to one lane. Police also closed 2nd Avenue South at 3rd Street South.

Metro Transit police are continuing to investigate the crash.
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