Police: Metro bus hits, kills bicyclist in Bond Hill

CINCINNATI - Police continue to investigate a fatal accident involving a bicyclist and Metro bus in Bond Hill Tuesday night.

The incident happened at the intersection of California and Oakdale avenues at about 8:30 p.m.

A spokesperson with Metro Bus said the bus was heading east on California at the end of the driver's route when a man on a bike and the bus collided. James Davidson, 61, was operating the Metro bus at the time of the accident.

Witnesses told police the bicyclist, 59-year-old Ronald Richardson, attempted to cut in front of the bus and that's when the bus struck and killed the bicyclist. Officials say it's still not clear how the accident occurred.

Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say about eight passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident, but no other injuries were reported.

The Metro spokesperson said the Davidson has been on the job for 13 years. Under federal law, Davidson will have to undergo mandatory testing for drug and alcohol use.

California and Oakdale avenues were both closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

Two weeks ago bicyclist Andrew Gast, 27, was killed after he was struck by a car near Lunken Airport.

No other details are available at this time.

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