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Serious injury in crash with IndyGo bus

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Officers on Monday afternoon were investigating a traffic incident at the intersection of East Washington Street and Washington Pointe Drive.

Officers told News 8 that around 4:21 p.m. Monday, they were sent to a report of trouble with a person on an IndyGo bus on East Washington Street. Upon arrival, officers learned a possibly intoxicated woman was disturbing seven other passengers of the bus.

During initial investigation, police say a second IndyGo bus was called in order to transfer passengers of the first bus to the second, while the woman remained on the first. Officers say this was a part of IndyGo protocol.

Officers then told News 8 that the woman escaped the first bus and attempted to board the second. The second bus drove off, and the woman chased it, ultimately being hit by the second bus.

A statement from Indianapolis Fire Department says firefighters had to extricate from under the right rear tire of the bus, using a combination of cribbing and airbags to lift the bus off of her.

When firefighters arrived, the woman was said to be alert and talking. The woman was taken to Eskenazi Hospital with critical leg injuries.

An IndyGo spokeswoman declined to comment.

Both lanes of East Washington Street were open as of 7 p.m. Monday.

No further information was immediately available as of Monday evening.

Video below shows firefighters working to rescue the woman from under the bus, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department via Twitter.