Car slams into TriMet bus stop, kills 1

Brenda Badon, 41, was sitting at TriMet bus stop when hit by the car

Brenda Badon, 41, died when a car hit her while she waited for a bus at a TriMet stop in Northeast Portland, Sept. 4, 2014. (Courtesy Badon family/KOIN 6 News)
Brenda Badon, 41, died when a car hit her while she waited for a bus at a TriMet stop in Northeast Portland, Sept. 4, 2014. (Courtesy Badon family/KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A woman waiting for a bus at a TriMet stop – on her way to a funeral – died after the driver of a car lost control in Northeast Portland Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened around 3:10 p.m. on NE Sandy Boulevard and 138th.

Brenda Badon, 41, died when a car hit her while she waited for a bus at a TriMet stop in Northeast Portland, Sept. 4, 2014. (Courtesy Badon family)
Brenda Badon, 41, died when a car hit her while she waited for a bus at a TriMet stop in Northeast Portland, Sept. 4, 2014. (Courtesy Badon family)

Police said a 41-year-old woman was at the bus stop on the corner of Northeast 138th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard when she was struck by a 2009 Subaru Outback driven by a 54-year-old woman.

Family members identified her as Brenda Badon, and authorities confirmed that Friday.

“The last thing she said to me was she loved me. That was the last thing,” said Raheem Alexander, Badon’s nephew.

Relatives said Badon was sitting at the stop waiting to take a bus to a loved one’s funeral when the Subaru struck and killed her.

“She was the life of the party. This is a sad day,” said Alexander.

Investigators learned that the Subaru driver was suffering from a medical condition, which caused her to become incoherent and lose control of her vehicle.

Police said the driver was not impaired by alcohol or drugs. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests or citations have been issued in this case. However, the crash remains under investigation.

When complete, the results will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Sandy Boulevard was reopened to all traffic, as of 8:30 p.m.

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