Police have released the name of the bus driver whose bus struck and killed a pedestrian in downtown Palo Alto on Dec. 30.
The driver, Morena Artiga, 49, was allegedly driving a San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) bus south on Webster Street and turning onto University Avenue when she struck Sheena Marie Barker, 52, of Cupertino. Barker was walking north and crossing University Avenue when the collision happened.
The bus dragged Barker for a portion of the block before coming to a stop between Webster and Middlefield Road.
Artiga was crying hysterically after the collision and was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City with hypertension, police said.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.