LUBBOCK, TX — Russell Jupe was killed in an accident with a school bus in Amarillo, Texas on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. The article from The Amarillo Globe said that the acc8ident happened at about 8:40 Saturday morning.
40-year-old Russell Jupe was killed when he was hit by an Amarillo ISD school bus when he was walking along or trying to cross the street in the 700 block of Avenue Q. The news sources say that Jupe was chasing a dog when he ran into the street and was hit by the bus.
Jupe was taken by EMS to University Medical Center where he eventually died of his injuries.
The investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Scene of the Accident
With this accident, I’ve got a few questions that need to be answered. While the news article seem to clearly imply that the victim in the accident did not yield to the right-of-way, I’m wondering exactly how much time the bus driver had to see, and react to both the victim and the dog running into its path. Now, there is a lot of room for speculation with a situation like this, but normally, people see a dog run into their path and at least try to stop. If the dog was being chased by the victim, that means the bus driver would have not seen either, and that just doesn’t add up to me. In any case, this accident needs a closer inspection to really pin down what happened.
— Grossman Law Offices