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Woman in wheelchair killed by RTC bus while crossing the street

Posted: 11:34 PM, Feb 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 13:35:49-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — North Las Vegas Police say a woman in a wheelchair as killed after she was hit by an RTC bus while trying to cross the street.

It happened Saturday evening at Las Vegas Boulevard and Civic Center. Police say the woman was trying to cross Las Vegas Boulevard along Civic Center when she was hit.

Witnesses say the driver didn't know that he hit someone at first.

“He got off and he was knocking on the door, you just ran over somebody! He gets down, he looked under the bus and said ‘oh my god’.”

“He had the green light to go straight and it just came out of no where, it came out of nowhere,” said one witness.

RTC riders like Celia Faye says the area is a dangerous one, regardless of being on foot or behind the wheel.

She's hoping something can be done before anyone else gets hurt.

“Let’s time how long it takes to actually do a crosswalk crossing, lets make sure we have lights flashing or something for a driver," says Faye

13 Action News is working to learn the victim's identity.