PD: Man dies after being dragged by bus in PHX

Posted at 4:31 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 01:27:03-04

Authorities say a 70-year-old man is dead after an accident with a city bus in Phoenix.

Phoenix police say the victim was dragged and then run over while trying to get on the bus Tuesday afternoon near 24th Street and Camelback Road.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say medical crews were unable to provide life-saving efforts on the man, whose name hasn't been released.

A Valley Metro spokeswoman says the bus involved in the fatal accident is a Valley Metro bus, but is operated by the city of Phoenix.

With the help of a police helicopter, the bus, still southbound on 24th Street, was located at Thomas Road and officers contacted the driver.

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