Pedestrian dies after being hit by MATA bus near Downtown Memphis

Pedestrian dies after being hit by MATA bus near Downtown Memphis
Pedestrian dies after being hit by MATA bus near Downtown Memphis (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Downtown Memphis Thursday night.

Officers responded to the crash at the intersection of A. W. Willis Avenue and North Main Street.

Police say the male pedestrian was rushed to Regional One in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead.

Friday, officials with the Memphis Area Transit Authority confirmed that the crash involved a MATA bus.

MATA released the following statement:

It is our understanding that an accident occurred involving a pedestrian and a MATA bus at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at A.W. Willis and North Main Streets. The Memphis Police Department is actively investigating and additional information will be provided at an appropriate time. We are referring all calls and inquiries to the Memphis Police Department because they are the investigating agency for this incident. MATA is fully cooperating with this investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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