RTC bus hits pedestrian in downtown Las Vegas. (FOX5)

RTC bus hits pedestrian in downtown Las Vegas. (FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A woman died after she was hit by an RTC bus in downtown Las Vegas late Wednesday night.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the crash happened around 11:45 p.m. at East Bonneville Avenue and South Main Street.

Police said an RTC bus was traveling south on Main turning eastbound onto Bonneville when the left-front of the bus hit 75-year-old Gloria Jean Jackson. LVMPD said the woman was crossing Bonneville in a marked crosswalk.

Jackson was taken to University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, LVMPD said. The Clark County Coroner's Office reported Monday that Jackson died of blunt-force injuries as a result of the accident.

The area of Main and Bonneville was closed for several hours while police investigated.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, RTC said they would work closely with police during the investigation.

We are deeply saddened by this morning's fatal accident that occurred in downtown Las Vegas. We extend our condolences to the victim’s friends & family. We are working closely with LVMPD as it continues to investigate this tragic accident. The RTC and its bus contractors are committed to helping to ensure public safety. Bus drivers receive the highest standard of training in the industry, both as new employees and ongoing throughout their tenure as drivers. Their daily performance is also continually monitored via a variety of systems, including video recording and customer feedback. In Southern Nevada, RTC bus drivers log more than 21 million miles annually – normally without any incident. When an accident does unfortunately occur, the RTC’s bus contractor works closely with Metro on its investigation and conducts their own internal review of the incident as well to help ensure the highest level of passenger and pedestrian safety.

The crash marks the eighth traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2020.

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