A Reno Transit bus hit and killed a pedestrian in Reno, NV on Friday, June 12th. The accident happened at approximately 3 p.m. on East 9th St. near Dolomite Cir. The pedestrian had been riding the bus before getting off at his stop and crossing in front of the Washoe County owned mass transit vehicle. The man was pulled under the front wheel of the bus, then, when the bus came to a stop, the rear wheel was still on the man. The Reno pedestrian death in bus accident was rushed to Reno hospital and his condition has been listed as stable. Reno police detectives are investigating the Washoe County walker crash. A spokesman for the Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC released information that everyone in the agency was upset by the accident and that it in the past has prided itself on its safety record. The agency is also working closely with the Reno police to determine the cause of the death.
While the accident is still being investigated, the police have announced that in fact the man killed in the accident had been drinking alcohol. The man, whose name has not been released, died on Saturday, June 13th.
In 2010, the University of Michigan released a study on motorcoach accidents and driver safety. The University researchers studied data beginning with 1999 and ending with 2005 and created a snapshot on what happens on roads in America. The findings showed that approximately 63,000 buses are in accidents every year. 14,000 of those bus accidents end up injuring a person and in approximately 325, someone is killed. Each year, about 50 people on a bus die in an accident, including drivers and passengers. Buses in urban areas are nearly two times more likely to be in an accident and charter buses are the ones that are most prone to accidents. A study released in 2012 showed that buses are not safer than other automobiles like cars. Even though the total number of bus accidents every year are small, the total number of miles driven by buses each year across the United States is quite small.
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