LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) say an RTC Paratransit bus driver was killed Tuesday after the bus rolled over her.
Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, LVMPD dispatch received information about a collision with injury near the 3900 block of South Jones Boulevard, near Flamingo and Jones.
The 52-year-old driver, later identified by the Coroner’s Office as Mayetta Scott of Las Vegas, pulled up to the Destinations Apartments gate and exited the bus to enter a code in the keypad.
Scott failed to put the bus in park and it began rolling forward. When she attempted to control the bus, Scott was knocked down and the bus continued going through the gate.
Police say she was run over by the rear wheels of the bus. The bus continued rolling, struck and went under the overhang of a parking awning, and hit the right side of a GMC pickup.
Medical responded and declared Scott dead at the scene.
According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, the cause of death was blunt force injuries of the head and chest, and the manner was ruled accidental.
This crash remains under investigation by the LVMPD Fatal Detail.