The bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, after it hit a man who was on the street, according to Metro transit and police spokesmen.
Authorities are investigating a Metro bus-pedestrian crash in North Beacon Hill Monday afternoon that injured three people.
A southbound bus near 14th Avenue South and South Atlantic Street hit a man around 12:50 p.m., according to police and Metro transit spokesmen. Upon impact, the bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, they said.
Medics took the injured pedestrian to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said. One passenger refused medical transport and the other went to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to authorities. Their ages and identities are unknown.
The King County Metro Transit driver who struck the pedestrian has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of post-crash alcohol and drug testing, a required procedure, Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer said.
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“The driver was very upset and shaken by this incident,” he said.
Authorities temporarily closed lanes near the crash site.