Westwood Big Tragedy: 59-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Metro Bus, Says CPD

Westwood Big Tragedy 59-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Metro Bus, Says CPD

CCG – The Cincinnati Police Department reported that a 59-year-old man was struck by a Metro bus in Westwood on Tuesday night, resulting in his death.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, District 3 officers initially verified that a person had been struck by a Metro bus at the Glenway Crossing Transit Center. Subsequently, Metro verified in a statement that the collision was lethal.

“Metro has confirmed that there has been an accident at the Glenway Crossing Transit Center at approximately 10:30 p.m. this evening that has resulted in a fatality,” the message reads. “Metro officials are working closely with the Cincinnati Police Department to collect more details on what occurred.”

The individual was declared deceased at the scene, according to CPD.

Our crew on the scene was informed by Matthew Lewis, who was on the bus at the time of the crash, that the man who was sprinting after the vehicle in an attempt to catch it looked to be struck by the bus driver.

“(The driver) was already taking off … he smacked on the window and then he just kind of disappeared,” recalled Lewis.

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The man chasing the bus, according to another man who saw the collision from the outside, went off the curb before the driver ran him over.

The man said, “It’s likely that the bus driver was unaware of his presence.”


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Lewis claimed that before recognizing the man had been struck, he and the others believed the driver had struck the curb. After the driver halted the bus, passengers got off, examined the man, and dialed 911.

Lewis remarked, “It’s just—it’s sad.” Not only was she not moving that quickly. About five miles per hour, roughly.

The announcement was made a few days after the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a Metro bus in January sued the bus driver and the company that runs Metro, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.

Only a mile or so from her home, Beverly Kinney, 87, was struck and killed by Metro driver Deon Willis at the intersection of Dana Avenue and Duck Creek Road in Hyde Park.

Because of Kinney’s passing, Willis is charged with five counts of vehicular manslaughter.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to call the CPD’s traffic unit at 513-352-2514.

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