Bus driver strikes pedestrian in Des Moines

A Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus struck a pedestrian last week as he ran beside the bus. The bus driver said that he did not know that the man was next to the bus and could not avoid hitting him.

According to police investigators, the DART bus driver pulled away from the bus stop and began to proceed on its path when the accident occurred.

The man was banging on the window of the bus trying to get it to stop after he missed getting on to it. Witnesses then said that he tripped on a curve and slipped underneath the bus. He was taken to the Mercy Medical Center before he was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

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