Man hit by bus critically injured

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(KSL News) A man is in critical condition after being struck by a UTA bus in downtown Salt Lake.

Tuesday morning, witnesses said the man appeared to intentionally run in front of the bus at 200 S. 200 West. Barbara Lindorff, a witness, said, "I told him, ‘Hey dude, stop!' And I yelled it, but he didn't stop. It's like as soon as he seen that bus he went full speed."

The driver tried to stop but still hit the man, throwing him several feet. The man struck his head but was still conscious when medical help arrived.

UTA officials say the driver of the bus is shaken up by the accident. He will be tested for drugs and alcohol and will undergo a psychological evaluation. However, it is not believed he did anything wrong.

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