A second tragic pedestrian death was recently reported in the City of Austin. A student exiting a bus was killed when he stumbled and fell under the bus.
According to the Statesman, the fatal pedestrian accident was the 24th traffic fatality this year in the city. Last year, at the same time, there were 15 traffic fatalities.
The accident occurred when a 22-year-old University of Texas student got off the bus. The young man lost his balance while leaving the back exit and fell underneath the bus. The bus driver did not see the student fall and drove away from the bus stop. As the bus was pulling away from the stop, the student was run over.
The accident happened at 2:00 a.m. and those at the scene reported the student was very intoxicated. A companion needed to support him as he walked.