Menlo Park

Woman Suffers Critical Injuries After She Was Hit by Bus in Menlo Park

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A woman suffered life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a bus in Menlo Park, according to police.

A traffic advisory from the Menlo Park Police Department advised motorists to avoid the area of the crash, which occurred near El Camino Real and Glenwood Avenue.

Video from the scene shows Menlo Park police and emergency vehicles as well as a San Mateo County Transit District bus. Police said the bus struck a pedestrian along El Camino Real.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. Officers initially were unable to identify the woman, but after a brief investigation, she was identified as a reported missing person out of the city of San Mateo.

The southbound lanes of El Camino Real were closed between Encinal and Glenwood avenues for the about 4-6 hours early Wednesday, police said. The lanes reopened at about 7 a.m.

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