Trial to start next week for man killed by Greyhound bus

Trial to start next week for man killed by Greyhound bus

A trial is set to begin next week in the death of a Washington state man who was run over and killed by a Greyhound bus. 

Paula Becker and Barry Brown said their 25-year-old son, Hunter Brown, was traveling from Seattle to San Francisco when he was run over by the bus near Medford, Oregon.

In December 2017, they filed a lawsuit against Greyhound Lines, Inc. for negligence.

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According to the lawsuit, the bus was supposed to leave at 1:30 a.m., but it started to pull out early. Hunter ran to the bus and pounded on the door. He wanted to get on board and his belongings were on board. According to the lawsuit, as the bus turned, it knocked Hunter off-balance and the front tire ran over his head, killing him.

"If anything good can come out of this horrible thing, if Greyhound can change their policies and protect their riders Hunter's life being taken will not be completely a loss. Something good will come out of it and that's the best we can have, " Becker said.  "We don't get any better than that."

The trial starts on Monday.

Greyhound told KIRO 7 it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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