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Pedestrian hit by bus in Dayton ‘was on the phone,’ caller tells 9-1-1 dispatcher

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 5:48 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:19 PM

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m.: A male hit by a bus “was on the phone,” a caller to 9-1-1 said, when he walked into the vehicle’s patch at Cleveland Avenue and South Smithville Road in Dayton.

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The caller, either a passenger or the driver of the bus from the Miami Valley Child Development Center, said the pedestrian walked against the traffic light and in front of the bus.

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“We were turning and he walked in front” of the bus, the caller told the 9-1-1 operator/dispatcher with the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The caller did not identify herself as a passenger or driver.

“He’s fine but we still need to report this,” the caller said, noting there were children on the bus.


One person has been taken to a hospital after being hit by a vehicle in the area of Cleveland Avenue and South Smithville Road in Dayton. 

The incident was reported just before 5 p.m. The victim's injury is believed to be non-life threatening. 

We will update this developing report as we learn more. 

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