Man Fatally Struck Last Week in Austin


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The crash site from the schoolbus driver’s perspective.

Martin Davis, 43, was fatally struck last Friday evening after he got out of a car that was stopped in a travel lane and stumbled to the ground, according to Officer Michael Sullivan from Police News Affairs. An eastbound school bus driver struck him about 5 p.m. at 5245 West Division in Austin. Sullivan did not say whether the victim had been driving the car, or which direction the car was traveling.

Davis, who lived nearby on the 1100 block of North Lockwood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:20 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. The male bus driver, whose identity was not released, was uninjured but suffered from shock, Sullivan said. He was transported to West Suburban Medical Center for an evaluation. He has not been charged with any violations.

Fatality Tracker: 2014 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths

Pedestrian: 5 (3 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 0