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Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by bus

A pedestrian was struck by a Foothill Transit bus in the Claremont Village Monday afternoon.

The female victim was crossing Indian Hill Boulevard just before 3 p.m. when she was struck by the bus as it made a right turn from First Street onto Indian Hill. The woman was initially trapped under the bus, according to a witness, but was freed by paramedics and transported to the hospital. Her exact condition was not known as of Wednesday afternoon.

The victim’s age and city of residence remain unknown. The bus was assigned to route 492 and was headed to El Monte. The female driver was unhurt and there were no reported injuries to passengers.

As of Wednesday the incident was still under investigation and no charges had been filed against the driver.

There have been several pedestrians hit by vehicles on the stretch of Indian Hill from Bonita Avenue to First Street in recent years, including one fatality. The Village is very busy once again now that the stay-at-home order has been lifted, so exercise caution when driving or walking in the area.

 

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