A 31-year-old man riding a scooter died after being struck by an MTA bus Sunday evening near the Inner Harbor, police said.
Police said the man was struck by the bus shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of E. Pratt and Light streets. The bus then crashed into a lamp post.
The man died at the scene, according to police.
“Someone was yelling, ‘We need help, we need help,'” Brian DeLude said.
DeLude and his family, visiting Baltimore, saw it all.
“We’ve seen this happen,” DeLude said. “We saw the bus veer and knock over the pole and we saw a scooter, so we assumed the bus was trying to avoid the scooter.”
The bus driver was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
“It was so surreal,” DeLude said. “It almost looked like something you would see in a movie.”
The bus ended up partly on the sidewalk near a bank. The driver’s side front windshield was shattered.
Police have not said what led to the accident.
DeLude said he was thinking of the victim’s family.
“It’s just horrible,” DeLude said. “It’s a great part of town that I wish people could feel safe in and it’s just horrible that this happened…I’m so sorry to the family and everyone who cared of this person. It’s just tragic.
Baltimore police and MTA police were on scene Sunday evening.