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9-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by City Bus
on Bay Ridge Avenue in Eastport
Annapolis, MD (July 27, 2023) - Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a 9-year-old female was struck by a City of Annapolis transit bus on Bay Ridge Avenue at Madison Street in Eastport. The Red Route bus was traveling from Madison Street onto northbound Bay Ridge Avenue in front of the Eastport Shopping Center.
The victim was airlifted to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed the bus was at the intersection on Madison Street at Bay Ridge Avenue. After the light changed to green, the bus proceeded from Madison Street onto northbound Bay Ridge Avenue where the 9-year-old pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk.
Annapolis Transportation Director Markus Moore said the driver was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Following City protocol, Moore ordered the driver to undergo drug and alcohol testing. The involved bus is a 30-foot Gillig and there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.
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