TANK: Pedestrian was in crosswalk during bus crash
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A woman was injured after being hit by a TANK bus in downtown Cincinnati.
Police say the 32-year-old Heather Conrad was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
It happened near East Fourth and Walnut Streets where Conrad was struck by the bus, police say her injuries are "serious."
"First responders responded. It started first aid and then she was transported up to university hospital where she's currently being treated," Lt. Brian Norris said.
Police went on to say that Conrad is being treated for significant leg injuries.
TANK officials say the accident happened around 8:25 a.m. when the woman was crossing Walnut Street heading east.
The 62-year-old bus driver was turning left from Fourth Street onto Walnut when it hit the woman, TANK officials say. They say she was in the crosswalk and appeared to have had the right-of-way.
"Were in front of the KeyBank. We're trying not to move her, but she is in some severe pain. She's crawling out of, under the bus," a witness told 911.
The operator was placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an investigation, officials say.
TANK says the driver had been operating buses with the company for 16 years.
Drivers experienced traffic delays in the area for several hours. Police asked drivers to seek an alternate route.
Police originally thought the accident involved a Metro bus but later clarified that it was a TANK bus
Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department.
"If anyone were to have seen this, we would definitely like for them to go out and call the Cincinnati police and let us know what they saw. But as far as a significant amount of witnesses we do not have a significant amount of witnesses," Norris said.
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