Man dies after being run over by bus

2011-04-16 16:00

Johannesburg - A man was killed when he was run over by a bus on Houtkop Road in Duncanville, Vereeniging, paramedics said on Saturday.

"The man had allegedly been aboard the bus and offered to take over from the driver. He alighted from the vehicle and for some reason the people carrier moved forward and struck the man," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

"The force of the impact forced him to the ground and the vehicle’s wheels passed over him."

He sustained critical injuries and died before paramedics arrived.


  • guthrie.mitch - 2011-04-16 19:06

    How do you alight from a bus?

      betweenu&me - 2011-04-17 13:28

      It's an odd term but means "get off" and is used the world over.

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