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Nashville man pulled under vehicle, killed trying to catch a bus
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 2, 2011
A heartbreaking bus accident took place on Saturday. A 49-year-old Nashville man was trying to catch a bus at the Music City Central bus terminal around 8 p.m., but the bus had already pulled out of the terminal and was about to make a right turn. The man chased the bus and, as the bus was moving banged on the rear windows, trying to get it to stop for him.
Somehow, the man was pulled under the wheels of the bus and was run over, according to Nashville Metro Police. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after the bus accident, but he died shortly after he arrived from catastrophic injuries.
Police do not consider the bus driver to have been at fault in the fatal accident. In fact, police stressed to reporters that the driver was so overcome with emotion after the crash that he had to be taken to a local hospital in order to be calmed down.
When the 53-year-old driver realized there had been an accident, he stopped his bus and tried to help the injured man. He faces no criminal charges. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the wreck.
This bus accident was clearly a shock for the driver as well as a tragedy for the victim and his loved ones. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this or any other wrongful death.