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1 dead, 3 hurt after being hit by Metro bus

BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) - One person is dead and three others were hurt after they were hit by a Metro bus Monday morning.

Sherry Pettit, 40, was struck by the bus as she was opening the doors of an ambulance to remove Alexis Pickens, 19.

Pettit was taken to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived. She was an employee of First Care Ambulance.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. in front of Woodward Career Technical High School.

Investigators say the Metro driver, Bridgette Robinson, 46, was dropping off students and went to the back of the bus. She thought she put the parking brake on, but instead the bus began to roll, going over the curb.

"Regretfully First Care must report the death of one of its valued employees in a tragic accident this morning," First Care president Dennis Young said in a statement.

April Travis, 37, also an employee of First Care Ambulance, was injured in the accident while she was helping Pettit with Pickens. She was taken to University Hospital and was treated for her injuries.

Pickens and a 15 year old male were also injured in the crash and were taken to Children's Hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

Metro officials say Robinson has been employed by Metro for seven years. She will undergo drug and alcohol testing, which is standard protocol. Her record reveals no incidents in the past five years.

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