A 43-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening when a Sound Transit Express bus struck him at Westlake Avenue and Blanchard Street near South Lake Union, according to Seattle Police. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Reports said the man crossing Westlake Avenue from west to east when the bus turned and he was knocked down then run over by the back of the bus. The bus driver was not aware he hit the man and continued driving. Sound Transit dispatchers contacted the driver to make him stop.
A street car operator witnessed the scene and called 911. Another witness told the Seattle Times that, “it just looked like neither person was paying attention.”
The bus driver was interviewed and a drug recognition expert found no signs of impairment.
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