RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — One person has died in an industrial accident after being struck by a bus Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, the city’s police and fire departments confirmed to CBS 17.
The Raleigh Police Department said it responded around 4:50 p.m. to the 1300 block of Kirkland Road after a person was struck by a bus. A preliminary investigation reveals it was a private bus that hit the person and not a school or city bus, police said.
Raleigh Fire Department Division Chief Jake Corker confirmed the incident was deadly.
A large black bus was later seen attached to a large tow truck at a business. The parking lot was surrounded by crime scene tape and a Raleigh police SUV was blocking the entrance.
Both a parking and chauffeur transportation service are listed at the address of the incident. Kirkland Road is located off Lake Wheeler Road just south of the interchange with Interstate 40.
Raleigh police later referred all questions to the North Carolina Department of Labor, which they said is the primary agency investigating the incident.
The North Carolina Department of Labor said their Occupational Safety and Health Division has been informed of the incident and has opened an inspection.
They plan to release more information if and when it becomes available.