Shortly before 9:50 p.m., Renton police said northbound Rainier Avenue South would be closed for several hours due to the crash.

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A metro bus hit a 79-year-old woman in Renton Wednesday evening, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police and firefighters responded to the collision in the 300 block of Rainier Avenue South shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to Renton police. Medics took the woman to Harborview Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition.

Shortly before 9:50 p.m., police said northbound Rainier Avenue South would be closed for several hours so Renton police traffic officers could investigate what happened.

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