3-Year-Old Struck by Grand Valley Transit Bus Dies
The 3-year-old child who was seriously injured when hit by a Grand Valley Transit bus on Tuesday afternoon (May 19) has died.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, the child and an adult were crossing North Avenue at 29 Road when a Grand Valley Transit bus turning onto North Avenue struck both pedestrians. The adult sustained non-life threatening injuries, but the child was severely injured and transported to St. Mary's Hospital.
The child was quickly transferred to a Denver hospital and died from injuries received in the accident.
After closing the intersection Tuesday afternoon for an initial investigation, police are now looking at the operation of the traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection at the time of the accident, reviewing witness accounts and video footage from cameras on the bus.
At this time, police don't believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.