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Man hit by TriMet bus

May have been trying to stop moving bus, police say

An elderly man was hit and seriously injured by a TriMet bus Monday afternoon.

According to police, the man, who is in his 80s, may have been trying to alert the driver of the moving bus to stop when he either slipped or fell down and was hit by the rear wheels of the bus. He suffered a serious leg injury.

Police say officers responded to a report of the accident at 12:26 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Southwest Capital Highway and Sunset Boulevard. The man was transported to an area hospital. His name and condition was not immediately available.