Pedestrian hit by CapMetro bus near campus

Julia Brouillette

A Capitol Metro bus struck a pedestrian near campus Wednesday.

The bus was preparing to make a protected left turn onto Martin Luther King Boulevard when one of the bus’ side mirrors hit a man crossing the intersection, according to CapMetro spokesman John Julitz.

Julitz said the man was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge with non-life threatening head injuries, and is now in stable condition.

None of the 21 passengers aboard the bus reported any injuries and there were no other pedestrians involved, according to Julitz.

Because the bus driver had a green arrow, she was not cited for the incident. Julitz said whenever there is an accident involving a CapMetro bus, the bus driver is tested for drug and alcohol use.

“We don’t anticipate there being any situation where that is a factor, but we do run tests every time,” Julitz said.

According to Julitz, CapMetro will also review the incident to make sure the driver could not have prevented the collision.

“We’ll take a look at this incident and see if there was anything that our driver could have done differently to make this preventable or if there is anything that we need to do from a training perspective,” Julitz said.