Patrick Robinson
The driver of bus 7165, Route 128 spoke to a King County Sherrif deputy about the bus/pedestrian accident at 16th SW and SW Roxbury in White Center on Oct. 16.

Pedestrian hit by Metro bus in White Center

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 a pedestrian was struck by a Metro bus turning left from Delridge Way onto Roxbury at the Seattle/White Center line.

Police said the pedestrian was walking southbound on the east side of the intersection at Roxbury and 16th when he was hit.

The victim was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview Hospital by ambulance. Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's Office said the accident is still under investigation and the victim possibly had a broken leg and broken jaw.

The driver of the Metro 128 line told the White Center News he did not see the pedestrian and that he "came out of nowhere."

"I get up every morning and pray I don't have any accidents," the driver said. "I hope I don't lose my job over this."

Both Seattle Police and King County Deputies responded to the accident and KCSO will take over the investigation.

The eastbound lane of Roxbury was blocked off (as of 11:30 a.m.) for about an hour.

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