Driver dies after being run over by bus

Woman run over trying to stop bus from rolling forward


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A bus driver is dead after being run over by her bus in northwest Miami-Dade County on Friday, according to family and friends.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to reports of a person injured at Northwest 32nd Avenue and 79th Street near the Metrorail Northside Station.

Police said the bus driver parked her bus, got out and walked in front of the bus when it suddenly rolled forward. The woman ran alongside at the driver's window and reached in to try to stop the bus.

She was then run over by the front tire. Police said she died at the scene.

A second bus at the scene had stopped to assist and was not involved in the incident, police said.

A Miami-Dade police car was blocking access to the area. An ambulance and fire truck were also at the scene.