NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a double-decker bus in downtown Nashville on Saturday evening. 

A fire spokeswoman said an unidentified woman became trapped underneath the tour bus at 321 Broadway around 5 p.m.

Firefighters were able to free the woman and rushed her to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where a fire spokeswoman said she remains in critical condition.

"The bus was coming right here as she was crossing the street right here, and I guess the bus didn't see her, and she got hit," eyewitness Titus Washington said.

Washington said he was on the corner, drumming, and saw it happen.

"It was a crowd right here and crowds over there," Washington said.

In videos sent to News4, the bus appears to be from the transportation company Gray Line Tennessee.

"Probably 45 minutes to an hour or so. I was surprised it took a while for them. Right, when we left the bar, we saw the cops walk up to the bus driver and let him go, drive off," an eyewitness named Michael told News 4.

Viewer Nick Lyon sent in a video of a woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a double-decker tour bus on lower Broadway and trapped underneath.

The accident also giving some people reason to be a bit more cautious on Broadway.

"She said someone just got ran over by a bus on Broadway, be careful on the bus,” visitor Libby McDonald said. "It's kind of scary."

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Emergency officials released no further information.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the persons injured Saturday," Chuck Abbott, CEO of Gray Line Tennessee said in a statement. "Safety is and always has been the number one core value at Gray Line Tennessee, and the double-decker bus has operated safely in downtown Nashville for over six years without incident. We are cooperating fully with the police; our driver was not cited for any violations. Because this investigation is ongoing, we have no further comment at this time."

 

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