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By Kim I. Hartman     Dec 27, 2010 in Travel
Orlando - An accident at the Port Orleans Resort, a Walt Disney World hotel adjacent to the theme park in Orlando, Florida, claimed the life of a Massachusetts tourist who reportedly walked in front of a bus that was carrying guests of the Disney resort property.
"According to witnesses, Robert Krueger, 69, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., on Cape Cod, was walking alone when he stepped into the path of a Disney bus traveling through the parking lot of the resort about 5:50 p.m.," said Sgt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman.
Montes said the traffic incident report states, "The front of the bus struck Krueger and knocked him to the ground. No passengers on the bus were injured."
The Florida Highway Patrol said, Krueger was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
Walt Disney Resort President Meg Crofton has issued the following brief statement on the accident.
"We offer our deepest condolences to the guests' family and loved ones," the statement reads. "We are doing all we can for them during this difficult time."
Complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks and between hotels, shopping and dining is provided to guests of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The bus involved in the accident was part of the fleet of buses available for guests staying at the Port Orleans Resort .
The driver of the bus was Disney employee, Rosemary Kincaid, 57, of Lake Alfred, Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel. "The crash is under investigation, but charges were unlikely. Krueger was not in a crosswalk, and the bus had the right-of-way," the highway patrol said.
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