WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A woman was killed in an accident involving a bus in Watertown.
City police and firefighters were called to the 500 block of State Street shortly before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The woman had died before emergency personnel arrived, police said.
According to police, a woman and an Adirondack Trailways bus collided in front of the bus terminal. It’s unclear if she walked into the bus or the bus struck her.
A woman who says she has been volunteering to take bus station’s yard tells us her friend saw what happened:
“I had a friend of mine tell me that it’s possible that the lady hit the mirror and fell down without stopping or being cautious that the bus was about to move. It’s a scary situation, everybody needs to watch what they’re doing and be very cautious, especially around the bigger vehicles because you really can’t see when you’re inside of them,” said Ruby Stevens.
Police said they’re unsure if that was the case.
7 News reporters on the scene saw the body lying under a blue tarp on the sidewalk. The scene is surrounded by yellow police tape.
Police said 20 passengers were on the Syracuse-bound bus when the accident happened. Those people were still aboard the bus late Friday afternoon and some are being treated as witnesses.
Police said they have identified the woman who died and they are working to notify her family.
The deceased was transported to Samaritan Medical Center where a post mortem is expected to be conducted over the weekend.
State Street was closed in the hours that followed from William Street to Winthrop Street.
The accident remains under investigation.