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Man in Critical Condition After Getting Hit by Bus in New Haven

NBC Connecticut

A man is in critical condition after he was hit by a city bus in New Haven on Tuesday.

According to police, witnesses said the man was standing near the bus stop at Elm and York streets around 5:42 p.m. when he fell to the ground as a CT Transit bus was pulling away.

The 69-year-old victim suffered significant, but non-life threatening injuries including a broken leg, according to police. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed in the area while police investigated, but has since reopened.

On Wednesday, the man remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition, police added.

Investigators said they have learned the man fell and suffered crushing injuries when the bus drove over his leg.

The accident remains under investigation.

There has been an uptick in pedestrian-involved crashes in New Haven, with four fatal crashes since the year began.

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