PORTLAND, Ore. - A 65-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after getting struck by a TriMet bus.
The incident happened just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street.
After speaking with witnesses, police believe the TriMet bus was in the process of making a turn when it struck a woman who was crossing the intersection with the walk signal.
The bus driver told police she stopped for the pedestrian and continued the turn after she thought the woman had finished crossing the street. Investigators believe the driver lost sight of the pedestrian and continued her turn while the woman was still in the intersection.
The woman who was hit has been identified as Patricia Smith. She was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
The TriMet bus driver has been identified as 42-year-old Tracey Hughes. Police said they may issue citations once the investigation is comple