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RTC paratransit bus driver run over, killed by her own vehicle

Updated September 16, 2020 - 11:35 am

A 52-year-old Regional Transportation Commission bus driver was killed Tuesday morning after she forgot to put the bus in park as she exited and it rolled forward and struck her, police said.

The incident happened about 8:50 a.m. at the Destinations Spring Valley apartment complex, 3925 S. Jones Boulevard, the Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday. The driver of a RTC “paratransit bus” got out of the vehicle at the apartment complex’s front gate to enter a code into a keypad.

“The driver failed to put the bus in park, and it began to roll forward,” police said. “The driver attempted to gain control of the bus and was knocked down as the bus went through the gate and continued.”

The Clark County coroner’s office on Wednesday identified the woman as Mayetta Scott of Las Vegas. Her death was ruled an accident.

Scott was struck by the bus’ rear wheels, and she died at the scene, Metro said. The bus continued forward, striking an overhang parking awning and an unoccupied GMC pickup.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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