Woman struck by bus in coma as dash-cam video released - KCTV5

Woman struck by bus in coma as dash-cam video released

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A woman struck in downtown Kansas City by a city bus remains hospitalized as dash-cam video related to the crash was released to KCTV5 on Thursday.

The 68-year-old Shawnee woman was walking across a downtown street when she was struck by an Area Transportation Authority bus.

Video released Thursday morning appears to show that the woman had the right of way.

Lorene Reese suffered internal injuries, a broken leg and road rash after she was struck and dragged under the bus for about half a block. An attorney for her and her family said Reese is in a medically induced coma at an intensive care unit in a local hospital to help aid her recovery.

A woman walking nearby with a child managed to pound on the bus to alert the driver about the woman underneath the vehicle. The surveillance video shows the woman running to catch the driver's attention.

Police said the injured woman was apparently in the driver's blind spot and he didn't see her. Police called it a terrible accident.

The woman was walking south at the intersection of 11th Street and Baltimore Avenue when she was struck by the bus, which had just turned left from northbound to travel west on 11th Street toward Wyandotte Avenue. This occurred about 7 a.m. on Oct. 4.

The attorney said that Reese's condition remains precarious, but her family is hoping for the best. The attorney said there are many unanswered questions about what happened last week.

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