A homeless woman in Dallas was killed after being run over by a Greyhound bus.
The Dallas Police Department told The Dallas Express the incident occurred at about 11:53 p.m. Thursday.
DPD public information officer Michael Dennis shared a statement with The Dallas Express, which said the bus was traveling northbound near 100 North Lamar Street and began making a left turn onto westbound 900 Elm Street.
A 55-year-old homeless woman was in the crosswalk crossing Elm Street northbound when she was struck by the bus “and went under the front and rear tandem tires. The driver immediately stopped the motor coach and called 911,” the statement continued.
“The victim died at the scene. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office responded. Next of kin is pending.”
The woman was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene by Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR).
DFR public relations officer Jason Evans confirmed to The Dallas Express that DFR was “sent to Elm & Lamar Streets, last night at 11:58 p.m., following reports of a bus striking a pedestrian and that pedestrian being unresponsive” but did not confirm that it was DFR that pronounced the woman dead.
The driver reportedly claimed he did not see the woman. It is unclear if he will face any charges.
The bus was reportedly filled with passengers heading to Monterrey, Mexico.
In a statement sent to The Dallas Express by Greyhound’s public relations department, the company confirmed the incident and said, “Our hearts go out to their friends and family during this difficult time.”
The Dallas Express contacted Dallas County for additional comment but received no response at the time of publication.
This story comes as homelessness and vagrancy have made Dallas a more dangerous city.
Some businesses in developing areas must use private security to protect themselves from unpredictable vagrants, while others have been pushed out of those areas entirely.
In a recent poll by The Dallas Express, 63% of Dallasites believe that “homelessness, vagrancy, and panhandling” continue to cause “serious problems in Dallas.”
A survey by Dallas Downtown Inc. found that 76% of downtown residents felt that “homelessness is a significant issue” and compared the situation in Dallas to places like Austin, Houston, Chicago, and New York City.
One is a good start.
There but for the Grace of God go I. Shame on you.
Shame on you for that comment.
you’re next then..
Dallas is going around buying all of these vacant hotels but there’s not enough staff to vet these homeless to get them off the streets. Some want to get off, others don’t care to. Let’s help those who do.
Has “The Bridge” helped any?
Eviction moratorium by the out of state-owned mega landlords needed
That is called seizure of property under the United States Constitution. IF we begin that road all of those owners can sue the government and guess who gets to pay the bill? YOU DO.
This is why communist and socialist schemes will always fail or will always end in the collapse of the society (or in a fascist dictatorship like China’s).
Clearly that bus driver making a left turn was at fault. The State needs to get deeply involved in this one. As this is an international run I wonder if the driver was US or Foreign? Either way the bus line gets off cheaply as the person was homeless. Most likely no one to sue them.