In Massachusetts, a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus hit a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street a few weeks ago. Police report that the bus accident victim was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The accident occurred just after 7am at the intersection of Main and Liberty Street in Springfield.
According to witnesses, the man was struck by the eastbound bus when he crossed the street against a green light. The names of the victim and the bus driver have not been released to the media.
While fortunately this bus accident resulted in minor injuries to the pedestrian, other motor vehicle accidents can result in more serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and sometimes even death.
Sources: PVTA bus strikes pedestrian in Springfield, WGGB.com, November 20, 2009
Pedestrian, struck by bus in downtown Springfield, taken to hospital, MassLive.com, November 20, 2009
Our Massachusetts pedestrian accident lawyers can assist you after a serious accident or injury.