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Elderly man killed while trying to catch SEPTA bus

The man reportedly fell while trying to run for the Route 15 bus.
A SEPTA diesel-electric hybrid bus.(Perry Quan/Flickr Creative Commons)

A man has died after he was pulled under the wheels of a SEPTA bus Saturday afternoon.

The horrific incident happened at about 2:30 p.m near Belmont and Girard avenues while the man was running to catch the Route 15 bus.

The victim reportedly slipped and fell before getting caught in the rear wheels of the bus and being pulled underneath the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Conflicting media reports puts the man’s age at either 70 or 71 years old. His identity has yet to be released. Police are still investigating.