Bicyclist Struck, Killed By School Bus In Winona

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Police say a woman on a bike was struck and killed by a school bus in Winona Monday.

Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams says the crash happened about 8:30 a.m. at an intersection near Winona Senior High School. Williams says the Minnesota City Bus Company school bus, driven by a 55-year-old man, was attempting a left turn when it struck the bike and the 74-year-old woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams said the Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash because it involved a commercial school bus.

Superintendent of Schools Scott Hannon tells KAGE radio there were two students on the bus at the time of the crash. Neither student was injured.

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  • pat

    Sounds like she tried to squeeze around the bus when he pulled out to make the turn. Happens to truck drivers all the time ony usually involving a car. Sorry to this ladies family, and to the driver of the bus.

  • Victim Du Jour

    Seems like an unusual amount of people are being killed by traffic this year, and squad cars being hit.

  • Matt

    @u of m prof

    I really hope your comment is satire, but from the amount of comments I see with the same statements said earnestly I want to bring up a point. Statistics show the motorist is more likely to be at fault in a bike/car accident. Also if this is satire you should know it is in bad taste to write a statement like that when someone has died.

  • daughter of a victim of careless driving

    We need to take driving seriously in this country. No cell phones – hands free or standard. No drinking. Licenses taken away for a pattern of reckless driving. The consequences for drivers hitting pedestrians or bicyclists are small, and so many people don’t concentrate on their driving.
    Disclosure: my father was killed in a cross-walk by a left turner. She was charged with “failure to yield”. Total fines <$5,000. No license revocation. No checking of cell phone records or blood work. This was in Illinois.

  • Bruce

    I blame the laws. We are making people think that they are invincible in a way that we can just step or ride out into traffic and all vehicles are going to stop on a dime for you. I would never expect a vehicle to stop for me while I’m on a street, even if in a crosswalk. What ever happened to look both ways before you cross the street. Think about it, who’s going to win, 3000 lbs. or 170 lbs? Good ‘ol common sense is gone.

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