Tito Colon was inside QRX2 Pharmacy, about 30 feet from the accident, and came outside immediately afterward. He said he overheard a frantic woman telling police about the tragic incident.
"There was a lady here, a young lady, she spoke to the police and everything. She said it wasn't the driver's fault," Colon said. "We were trying to calm her down 'cause she was highly upset. She actually [saw] the lady get hit, run over."
According to Colon, the eyewitness said Fink was trying to avoid a car heading northbound when she stepped directly into the path of the bus. He said witnesses also said Fink, who appeared to be pregnant, was wearing headphones.
Police said no charges have been filed.
A local spokeswoman for Durham referred questions to Molly Hart, a corporate spokeswoman for the Illinois-based company. Hart declined to discuss details, citing the ongoing investigation.
Durham, a division of National Express Corp., is one of several bus operators that contracts with the School District of Philadelphia, according to district spokesman Fernando Gallard.
Since September 2011, the company has reported 309 crashes, including three that were fatal, according to federal motor-vehicle data. Of those crashes, 34 occurred in Pennsylvania.
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