The woman was hit as a bus turned into the 46th Street Station
A Metro Transit bus hit and critically injured a pedestrian Friday morning in south Minneapolis, a bus company spokesman said.
The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m., as a Route 46 bus was pulling into a station near the 46th Street light rail platform. According to Metro Transit spokesman Bob Gibbons, the victim was on the sidewalk and crossing the driveway of the bus station when the eastbound bus made a left turn into the station and hit her.
Paramedics were called to the scene and performed CPR. The woman was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Gibbons said.
The victim, Rebecca Cruzen, 43, of Minneapolis, was in critical condition at HCMC Friday evening.
Late Friday, friends had posted messages of sympathy and hope on Cruzen's Facebook page.
The bus driver, who has been with Metro Transit just less than eight years, was undergoing drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure in such cases, Gibbons said.
Authorities hoped that footage from video cameras on the bus, on other buses parked at the station and possibly from the nearby light-rail platform would aid them in the investigation. A State Patrol team that examines commercial vehicles was sent to the scene to check the bus' brakes and other equipment to determine if they were in proper working order.
Route 46 is a crosstown route, traveling from Edina through south Minneapolis and on to St. Paul via the Ford Parkway Bridge.