ART bus driver hits man near UNM - Albuquerque Journal

ART bus driver hits man near UNM

An Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus is stopped along Central after the driver struck a person Wednesday afternoon. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

A man was struck by an Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus on Wednesday afternoon near the University of New Mexico campus.

Rebecca Atkins, an Albuquerque police spokeswoman, said the man remains in the hospital but did not give any details on his injuries.

She said the bus was headed east on Central in the ART lane when the man stepped in front of the bus at Columbia.

Atkins said the man looked east but “did not see the bus coming from the west.” She said the driver of the bus was traveling 20 mph when the man was struck.

“There is no crosswalk where the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street,” she said. “Speed and alcohol are not a factor in this crash.”

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