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Woman Killed After Being Struck by GRTC Pulse Bus

The bus was equipped with a surveillance camera and it is currently being reviewed.




Update from RPD:

Pedestrian Identified in Fatal Collision with Bus

The Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division-Traffic Crash Team has identified the woman who died after being struck by a GRTC bus yesterday as Alice E. Woodson, 32, of the 1600 block of Monument Avenue.

According to preliminary information available, at approximately 5:01 p.m., a female was crossing W. Broad St. from south to north, walked into the bus-only lane and was struck by an eastbound GRTC Pulse bus. Early reports indicate the bus had the right-of-way. The investigation continues.

Woodson was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

The GRTC bus remained on the scene and the bus operator was interviewed by detectives. The RPD Forensics unit also responded and collected evidence.

West Broad Street was closed for several hours to accommodate the investigation.

Anyone with further information is asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator J. Peterson at (804) 646-1511.


Around 5 PM on Tuesday evening a GRTC Pulse bus traveling east on Broad struck and killed a woman crossing the street.

NBC 12 has the details:

The bus was traveling east at 5 p.m. and police said it appears the bus had the right-of-way. Police believe the woman crossed into the bus lane when she was struck. She died on the scene.

GRTC said it is reviewing video from the bus’ surveillance camera, and the driver is on leave pending an internal investigation.

“The entire GRTC Family is grieved by the accident today which took the life of a pedestrian, and our deepest condolences are with the pedestrian’s family,” GRTC said in a statement. “We are focused on the well-being of our operator who drove the bus and are ensuring they receive care. Per safety protocols, the Operator will be checked at a hospital.”

The bus had eight passengers and nobody on board the bus was injured.

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