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Man Is Killed After Falling Backwards In Front Of Bus

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A man was killed after falling backwards and being struck by a bus on Beach Blvd. in Midway City yesterday afternoon, reports City News Service.

The 45-year-old victim, whose name hasn't been released, was reportedly struck at about 6:06 p.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and McFadden Avenue. After picking up passengers and shutting the doors, the driver of the bus pulled out and immediately hit the man. He had fallen backwards into the path of the oncoming bus.

"The bus driver stopped and opened the bus door. The driver waited approximately 15 seconds, then closed the bus doors to continue on his route,'' said CHP Officer B. Martin. "A male standing on the sidewalk fell backwards into the Number 4 lane of northbound Beach Boulevard where he was struck by the bus.''

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he was pronounced dead.

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It's not clear what caused the man to fall. According to an Orange County Transportation Authority spokesperson, the incident is under investigation.