Woman Killed by City Bus

Investigation underway to determine fault

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010  |  Updated 5:45 PM CDT
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A woman was killed in a downtown Fort Worth crosswalk after she was struck by a city bus.

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A woman was killed in a downtown Fort Worth crosswalk after she was struck by a city bus.

It happened shortly before two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say both the bus and the pedestrian were headed westbound on West 6th street. Passengers say the victim was in the crosswalk at Houston Street when the bus turned south, striking and killing her.

It's unclear who had the right-of-way. Investigators interviewed the driver and all of the passengers on-board the "T" bus. They will also be reviewing footage of the accident from traffic cameras in the area as well as the dash cam from the bus.

Joan Hunter with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority says this is the first fatality accident involving a pedestrian since she joined the agency five years ago. She was not aware of any incidents prior to that time.

Hunter says in addition to cooperating with the police investigation, there will be an internal investigation into the incident as well.

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