UPDATE: Man struck by bus dies from injuries
The family of Dennis Palomo, 60, said that Palomo died Friday morning from injuries suffered when he was hit by a Dean Transportation bus in October.
Lansing Police were dispatched to the area of north Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Filley Street on Monday, Oct. 21 at approximately 7:37 a.m. for a
Dean Transportation reached out to WILX News 10 to express their condolences.
“We are deeply saddened for the family of the individual involved in this tragic accident and our hearts and prayers go out to them," Kellie Dean, president and owner of Dean Transportation, said. "Day in and day out, our drivers are keenly focused on transporting people safely to and from their destinations while serving as strong community-focused advocates. This incident has shaken our entire organization. We remain deeply committed to understanding how this accident happened and are working with the agencies involved in the investigation.”
The investigation is still ongoing.
Palomo was transported by the Lansing Fire Department to the hospital with critical injuries on Oct. 21.
Witnesses told officers a yellow bus drove off after the man was struck, Lansing police said.
At the time of the accident, Dean Transportation acknowledged one of its buses was involved in the crash in a press release.
“We are deeply saddened that someone was injured by one of our buses," Dean Transportation President and CEO Kellie Dean said in a news release in October.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the pedestrian and their family. Dean Transportation is working in close cooperation and coordination with the Lansing Police Department on their investigation of the accident."
The driver of the bus has been identified and has since been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation, according to the release.
The release did not say whether or not any children were on the bus at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600.