Man dies after being hit by Lynx bus he was trying to catch in Orlando

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man died after he was struck by a Lynx bus in Orange County on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Troopers responded to the intersection of Lake Ellenor Drive and Dividend Drive shortly before 7 a.m.

Investigators said the man was on a sidewalk at a bus stop, waiting for the Lynx bus to arrive.

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As the bus traveled north on Dividend Drive, approaching Lake Ellenor Drive, the driver did not see the man waiting and drove past him, according to FHP.

Troopers believe the man then entered the roadway and ran after the bus, attempting to stop it.

Investigators said that the right front of the bus struck the man and that the driver kept traveling eastbound on Lake Ellenor Drive, leaving the area.

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According to FHP, investigators determined that the Lynx driver was not aware that his bus struck a pedestrian; he has been cooperating with investigators after he was made aware of the circumstances, they said.

Troopers did not name the pedestrian, 45, who lived in Kissimmee.

The Lynx driver, 61, is an Orlando resident.

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The crash remains under investigation, according to FHP.

See a map of the crash scene below:

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