SEATTLE, WA — One person died Saturday afternoon after a King County Metro bus wreck in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood that injured eleven others, one critically, reports KOMO News.
The accident happened at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Battery, near City University of Seattle. Seattle Police and Fire Department crews responded to the scene shortly after 3:46 p.m.
Officials say a female pedestrian was outside of a building when, for reasons still unclear, she was struck by the Metro bus as it came to a stop after crashing into the structure.
The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials.
A 31-year-old man who was left trapped in his vehicle after the crash had to be extricated by crews. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He remained in the same condition as of Sunday, the following day.
All eleven people aboard the bus at the time of the crash suffered minor non-life-threatening injuries, with eight of those patients taken to Harborview for further evaluation.
The SPD said no the area of the building that was hit was unoccupied at the time.
An investigation into the cause of the wreck was underway.
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