Woman hit by bus in Fishers dies from injuries

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The woman who was hit by a bus in Fishers last Saturday has passed away, according to a Geist Half Marathon & 5K official.

Erin Harris, 34, of Fishers, was walking northbound across a crosswalk in the 11700 block of Olio Road, just north of 116th Street, when a school bus that was pulling out of a parking lot hit her.

Police said there were a lot of pedestrians in that area who were preparing to run in the annual Geist Half Marathon when Harris was hit.

Harris was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition, but she died from her injuries Friday night, according to her family.

According to a GoFundMe page dedicated to Harris, she was a wife and mother to two children.

The Geist Half Marathon website issued the following statement on Harris’ passing:

The Geist Half Marathon board offers our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and loved ones of Erin Harris who passed away last night from injuries suffered in a traffic accident prior to the Geist Half Marathon last Saturday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time of sorrow. The safety of our participants and spectators is our highest priority and we will continue to work with officials to minimize the risk of injury to everyone involved.

The following statement was made by her family Friday night:

We are devastated to tell you that Erin has passed away at Methodist Hospital this evening. She is with the Lord and while we are all deeply saddened we take comfort knowing that she is home. Thank you for all your support and prayers during this most difficult time. The amount of love and support has blessed us more than you know. We are so grateful that our family has been able to spend precious time with her and say our goodbyes. Donations will go towards Sawyer and Eloise’s future.

To donate to Harris’ family, click here.

There’s no word on whether charges will be filed in the crash, as of Saturday afternoon. Police said they don’t believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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