RTD Bus Driver Cited After Hitting Pedestrian

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A Regional Transportation District bus driver has been ticketed for careless driving after hitting a woman crossing the street in Aurora.

Just before 8 p.m. Friday Aurora Police and Fire Rescue responded on a report of an auto-pedestrian collision in the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and South Sable Boulevard.

“The investigation revealed an RTD bus was northbound on Sable and had a flashing yellow turn signal to go westbound on Alameda. The female pedestrian had left the southeast corner of Alameda and Sable,” Lt. Chuck DeShazer said in a statement.

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DeShazer said the woman was legally crossing the street northbound within the crosswalk.

“The driver of the bus did not see the pedestrian and struck her near the median and dragged her about 10 feet,” DeShazer said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

“Investigators charged the driver of the bus with careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury, a misdemeanor, and was released from the scene,” DeShazer said.

The bus driver was identified as Michael Byars, 57, of Aurora. The pedestrian was identified as Rejenna Hargrove, 46, of Aurora.

None of the bus passengers were injured.


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