A Yarmouth Port man died on Sunday after he reportedly walked in front of a bus at Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans resort. Witnesses say the 69-year-old Massachusetts man stepped into the path of a Disney bus traveling through the parking lot of the resort. A report states that the front of the bus hit the accident victim and knocked him to the ground. He later died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
The bus accident occurred around 5:50pm, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The bus was driven by a 57-year-old woman who says she’s not sure how many passengers were in the bus at the time of the accident. No passenger injuries were reported. The man was not in a crosswalk, and the highway patrol says the bus had the right-of-way, so it’s unlikely that any charges will be filed in connection with the fatal pedestrian accident. The incident remains under investigation.
Earlier this year, a Disney bus struck and killed a boy who was riding his bike through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort campground. The highway patrol said the accident may have been caused by the lack of air in the bike tires.
Source: Massachusetts man dies after walking in front of Disney bus at Port Orleans resort, South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 27, 2010
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