Green said witnesses advised the officers that they were behind the bus and saw the man walking across Wishkah from the Top Foods area. They then saw the man try to run in front of the bus to the other side of the street. It was at this time that he was hit by the bus.
A WSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers was requested at the scene to inspect the bus as it required by law. No problems were reported by the WSP with the school bus.
The man, a 54 year old Aberdeen transient appeared to be intoxicated. He told the officers that it was not the bus drivers fault and that he did not see the bus coming. The investigating officers issued the man a Notice of Infraction for failing to yield to traffic at other than a crosswalk.