Passenger Hit Running After Purse Left Behind on Bus

As she ran, the woman tripped and was run over by the bus on University Avenue

A woman who ran after a San Diego city bus after realizing she had forgotten her purse on board was hit by the public transit vehicle Friday night, police said.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said the 53-year-old woman hopped off the bus in the 5900 block of University Avenue in the El Cerrito area at around 9:30 p.m.

As the bus began to pull away, the woman realized she had left her purse on the bus and began running after it.

As she ran, police said the woman tripped and the bus ran over her leg. She suffered multiple fractures to her lower leg and was taken to a local hospital, where she’s expected to recover.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information can call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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