Pedestrian at bus stop hit by car in Newport, police say

Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 8:32 PM EST
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NEWPORT, Ky. (WXIX) - A pedestrian waiting for the bus was hit by a car in Newport Wednesday night, according to Campbell County police at the scene.

It happened around 5 p.m. at Monmouth Street near 19th Street.

Multiple cars were involved in the crash, which took out a bus stop bench on Monmouth Street out front of a Speedway gas station.

The condition of the victim is unknown.

Witness Benjamin Wells describes the immediate aftermath.

”Heard all kinds of sirens, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances... You name it, it was headed this way,” Wells said. “And then I saw the car over here pretty banged up.”

Wells had his children with him at the time.

“When I have my kids, I walk up to the gym all the time with them, and it’s hard to show them stuff like that,” he said. “But honestly, it’s reality, and people got to be careful man.”

Other nearby residents say this stretch of Monmouth is particularly problematic. Crashes, they say, are a common occurrence.

Newport police say they will provide an update on Thursday.

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