St. Louis Bus Hits, Kills Woman
Posted on February 12th, 2011 by Zane Cagle
A long-time bus driver has been fired after his involvement in a bus accident that killed a 60-year old woman near Forest Parkway Expressway and DeBaliviere Ave in St. Louis, Missouri. Authorities said the woman exited the bus and attempted to cross the street and was struck by the bus. Neither the driver nor the bus passengers realized there had been a collision until the bus driver was notified. It is unclear whether the woman went unnoticed because she fell or if she bent down. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two St. Louis maintenance workers were in a pickup behind the bus and saw the woman immediately after she was hit. As well, according to police they are reviewing surveillance footage to determine if it shows the woman being struck.
The driver was fired as the bus company has a policy of terminating any driver involved in a fatality and he was tested for drugs and alcohol as standard practice. The driver had been an employee since 1988 according to The St. Louis Post Dispatch. Certainly the family of the woman struck and killed should seek a St. Louis personal injury attorney just to be certain that the victim’s rights are protected. Rights and claims after a fatality extend to family members.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bus accident, call Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm at 1(314) 276-1681 for your free consultation to determine if you have a claim for personal injury or wrongful death.