A Maryland woman was killed Thursday after being struck by a commuter bus while crossing the street.

Police have identified the 69-year-old pedestrian as Patsy Stokes Burton. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witness statements, Burton had the right away and was hit in the crosswalk by the bus, which was making a left-hand turn. She was dragged several feet after being struck.

Police will be examining surveillance videos from stores in the area as they investigate the accident.

The Texas bus accident attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers know the dangers of sharing the road with the large vehicles. Pedestrians are at particularly high risk of serious injury and wrongful death.

Check out our tips for sharing the road with buses for more information on how to stay safe.