BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder police are trying to determine whether an RTD bus was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian on Thursday night.
RTD has placed a driver on investigative suspension after a 62-year-old man was struck and killed just before 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Walnut Street, near Canyon Boulevard. It’s not clear if that driver is involved.
A bystander found the man, who laying halfway in the street, near the south exit of the RTD transit center and contacted an RTD employee who called for help.
Paramedics performed CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity hasn’t been released.
“I was sitting at one of the bus benches and next thing I know, a bunch of people (were) screaming and yelling and (he was) laying on the ground,” a man who was near the scene said.
Police are trying to determine whether the vehicle was an RTD bus. A bus is regularly scheduled to depart that terminal at 9 p.m.
“We’re hoping that somebody that was in that area, driving, or a pedestrian might have seen something last night and may be able to call us and give us some information that will help us with the investigation,” police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said.
RTD said the bus operator returned to the scene at the request of police, was questioned and then released.
Kobel said police are trying to figure out if surveillance video might have captured some footage of the accident. RTD doesn’t have footage of the accident.
Boulder police released the following details about the case:
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have information about the case. Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of the RTD bus terminal at 14th & Walnut Streets between 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Nov.6, 2014 to contact them at 303-441-3333.
The case number is 14-14330.
Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.