Pedestrian injured after struck by a bus

A pedestrian was injured after he was struck by a Des Moines Area Transit bus while running next to it.

According to investigators, the accident occurred near Sixth Avenue when the bus pulled away from the stop and a man began to run next to it in order to catch up.

Witnesses then say that he tripped over a curb causing him to slip and fall under the bus. The 60-year-old man was taken to Mercy Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. He was then transported to the University of Iowa Hospital.

Bus accidents can cause serious injury, our thoughts are with the victim and his friends and family during his recovery.

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