An elderly Washington, D.C. man is in serious but stable condition after being run over by a 30,000 lbs Greyhound bus shuttling passengers to the American Dental Association Convention in Downtown. Citizens witnessing the collision forced the bus to stop after the driver appeared to be unaware he ran over a pedestrian.
Witnesses say the victim became pinned under the rear wheels of the bus when he tried to cross 7th street near the Convention Center. Media outlets report a doctor passing nearby immediately rushed the the victim's aid to take his pulse and asses his medical situation.
It took Washington, D.C. police and firefighters less than minutes to free the victim from under the bus using hydraulic jacks and wooden blocks. Once the Greyhound bus was stabilized it was lifted in the air and the victim was extracted.
The victim suffered a severely broken leg but remained conscious throughout the ordeal. The cause of the accident remains unclear as authorities continue to investigate the situation. Authorities call the man’s survival nothing short of a miracle.
The personal injury and auto accident attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. have years of experience investigating the causes of commercial vehicle accidents and have handled many pedestrian accident cases in Washington, D.C. Our firm has the resources and dedication necessary to determine liability in catastrophic accidents such as the one suffered by the victim in this case and maximize the recovery for victims and their families.
If you or someone you know suffered a life-changing injury after being hit by a bus or other commercial vehicle, contact a personal injury attorney of The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free case review.