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RTA bus driver fired for hitting pedestrian

Posted: 1:32 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 17:32:53Z

A bus driver who injured a pedestrian last month near Public Square has been fired, according to a statement released by RTA.

The incident happened on Aug. 29 near West Roadway and Superior Avenue.

The driver hit a 61-year-old man who was crossing the street. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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An RTA spokesperson called the incident "preventable," and the employee was fired, per company protocol. 

The 60-year-old employee had been a driver with RTA since 2005. The employee's termination was effective Sept. 20, according to RTA.