Man dies after being hit by bus in Phoenix

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A 20-year-old man died after being hit by a city bus in Phoenix Saturday evening.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was running to catch a bus near 27th and Maryland avenues when he was hit.

According to Phoenix police, the bus had just dropped off some passengers and was pulling away from the bus stop southbound on 27th Avenue. The victim crossed the street to try and catch the bus as it left the curb.

Lt. Ben Leuschner said the man stepped into the path of the bus and the bus ran him over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passengers on the bus were not injured.