ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman is dead after being run over by an Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus Tuesday night near the University of New Mexico.
Daren DeAguero, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. at Central and Maple SE.
DeAguero said the woman, described as being in her 20s, was rolling around in the west bound lanes of Central, near Maple, when passerbys tried to help her.
“She gets up and she just rolls into the eastbound lane,” he said. “When she rolled, and the bus was coming at the same time, there was no way to avoid it.”
DeAguero said the bus ran over the woman and the driver immediately stopped to try to help the woman as some passengers left the area.
He said the roads will be shut down while police investigate.