DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A passenger on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus died early Thursday morning after stepping off of one bus and being struck by another. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of Griffin Street and San Jacinto Boulevard in downtown Dallas.
Initial reports from witnesses indicated that the unidentified male passenger was first struck by a black vehicle, pushing the passenger into the path of a DART bus. KRLD News Radio 1080 later learned from DART spokesman Mark Ball that those reports were incorrect.
Ball told KRLD, “The individual stepped off of one bus, with a hooded coat pulled over his head, [and] stepped in the pathway of another bus that was exiting the west transfer center out onto an Jacinto Blvd. heading toward Griffin.”
The second DART bus isn’t believed to have been traveling at a very high rate of speed. “It was pulling from a stop, heading out toward a driveway, as it head out onto a city street, so it was going rather slow,” explained Ball.
The 53-year-old passenger was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he later died, according to Warren Mitchell with the Dallas Police Department. The name of the victim was not immediately released.