Pedestrian hit, killed by bus in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A pedestrian died after a bus hit him in Grand Rapids Friday.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of S. Division Avenue and McConnel Street SW.

A 45-year-old man had been hit by a bus, the Grand Rapids Police Department said in a release. It said it appears the bus was pulling away when he stumbled from the platform into the side of the bus and then onto the road, where he was hit by the bus.

Officials say he was brought to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

His name has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the GRPD Traffic Unit by contacting Sgt. Rob Veenstra at 616.456,3771 or rveenstr@grcity.us, or Officer Wally Tett at 616.456.3320 or wtett@grcity.us, or Officer Andy Bingel at 616456.3414 or abingel@grcity.us. Tips can also be made anonymously to Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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