Man hit by bus in Seattle gets up, walks to Starbucks
SEATTLE -- A 32-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a bus in Downtown Seattle Tuesday morning.
The driver was arrested for investigation of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. The results of the blood draw are pending.
Witnesses told KOMO News the bus appeared to have the right of way and the man just walked out in front of it.
The impact was strong enough to break the bicycle rack on the front of the bus, witnesses said.
Police said after the bus stopped, the man walked away. Moments later, a call came into Seattle Fire that a seriously injured man was located outside a Starbucks a block away.
Medics arrived to find the man with several broken bones and an apparent concussion. The victim told medics he had been hit and dragged by a vehicle downtown. Firefighters said he wasn't making a lot of sense, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, and Moore said he was expected to survive.