LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An RTC bus driver died after the bus wasn't put in park, rolling forward and killing the woman, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
LVMPD said the crash happened around 8:50 p.m. Sept. 15 at 3925 S. Jones Boulevard, near Flamingo Road.
Police said an RTC paratransit bus was entering the Destinations Apartment in the area. The bus pulled up to the gate and the driver, a 52-year-old woman, exited the bus to enter a code in the keypad.
LVMPD said the bus was not put in park. The bus began to roll forward and the driver attempted to stop it. The woman was knocked down as the bus went through the gate, and the woman was run over by the rear wheels of the bus. The bus eventually stopped after hitting a nearby GMC pickup in the parking lot.
Medical responders pronounced the woman dead on scene. The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the woman once next of kin is notified.
RTC contractor MV Transportation released a statement on the death of the bus driver:
We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our dedicated team members this Tuesday while operating a paratransit shuttle on behalf of the RTC of Southern Nevada. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the driver’s family and friends, including the many colleagues and passengers here in Las Vegas. We are providing our full cooperation to the Metro Police Department’s investigation.
The crash remains under investigation by LVMPD.