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Pedestrian Killed By Bus in Parkville Identified

An 85-year-old Baltimore man died after being struck by an MTA bus in Parkville.

UPDATED (9:58 p.m.)—Baltimore County Police have identified the 85-year old pedestrian who died Wednesday after being struck by an MTA bus in Parkville.

Charles Kohler, of the 5600 Block of Gardenville Avenue in Baltimore, was struck by the bus near the intersection of Harford and Alden roads shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement released Baltimore County Police Department.

The bus was traveling north on Harford Road when it struck Kohler. The bus remained at the scene, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation by the police department's Crash Team.

John September 05, 2013 at 10:56 AM
It's amazing more people aren't killed by MTA bus drivers. Remember, the bus does not control itself, the driver is responsible. They drive like they own the road or are the only ones allowed to use them. I've been cut off countless times but bus drivers who just pull away from the curb after picking up or dropping off passengers. You can see in their mirror, they don't ever bother to look to see if there is a car next to them. There needs to be a system in place to observe the idiots they put in MTA driver seats and get those who are going to kill someone off the streets before that happens. I'm very sorry for Mr. Kohler and his family and hope there is one less careless MTA bus driver on the streets. Maybe jail time for man slaughter will make other bus drivers think before they just pull away from the curb without looking just because they are the bigger vehicle.
Glenn Ebbert September 06, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I'm sure this will be Mr. Kohler's fault. He should have seen the bus doing 40-50 miles an hour on Harford road. Have you ever seen a MTA bus or school bus pulled over by the police for speeding or running red lights? Doubt it. The Baltimore county school bus drivers are no better! They also don't understand the no turn on red signs.
John September 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM
I actually have seen a county school bus pulled over and the cop issued a speeding ticket. Only one time, but it was a magical moment. I wouldn't want their job for all the money in the world, but I agree with you... they do tend to think the laws are for everyone else. Especially, the one BCPS bus driver who doesn't even slow down for the red light on route 40 headed north and turning right onto Ebenezer Rd. I don't know how the kids stay in their seats at the speed she hits that turn--even when the light is red.
Charlene Duncan September 21, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Attention John no one wants to let us over...but at the same time some of us are safe drivers. ...but go to Lexington market and see how many passengers walk in front of you....they think that we just are supposed to be able to stop suddenly or immediately. ....and that's not the case

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