A woman was struck and injured by a public transit bus while crossing a major intersection in Walnut Creek this morning, a police sergeant said.
The collision occurred around 6:15 a.m. when a County Connection bus turning right onto Ygnacio Valley Road from Civic Drive hit the woman in a marked crosswalk, according to Walnut Creek police Sgt. Joe Donleavy.
The woman suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Donleavy said. Her injuries are serious but not considered life-threatening, he said.
Donleavy said no passengers were on board the bus at the time.
The bus driver, who was uninjured in the collision, stopped at the scene.
Neither drugs, alcohol nor speed appear to have been factors in the collision, Donleavy said.
County Connection general manager Rick Ramacier said the bus was headed toward downtown Walnut Creek at the time of the collision.
Ramacier said the agency would conduct an internal investigation into the collision, as is standard procedure.
The bus driver involved “was not physically harmed but is fairly upset,” he said.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call Sgt. Donleavy or Officer Sean Dexter at (925) 943-5844.