Another victim of city buses lost his life on Monday after having his head crushed by a bus. The driver of the bus fled the scene on foot leaving his bus in the 5 de Diciembre colony where the event took place.
Locals said the man killed was known in the area as an alcoholic and many times passed by the area drunk in the middle of the streets or sitting on the sidewalks. Witnesses say the man was sitting on the side of the street when the bus went on the curb and hit the victim.
The bus unit 102 serviced Bucerias, La Cruz, and Puerto Vallarta according to the destinations marked on the vehicle and the Rivera Nayarit logo markings. The identity of the driver was not known as police work to find the information from the bus company.
This is the second accident in which a bus driver fled the scene leaving injured or killed victims in recent months.
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