(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s no secret that the south downtown core has a serious issue with substance and alcohol abuse. Groups of people can often be seen passing around a box of Kelly’s Fine Wine as they lurk or loiter the area.
Yesterday was no exception. A rider on a Thunder Bay City Bus tells us that she was riding the bus around 3:45 pm when it turned a corner in front of city hall and she felt the bus bump up and down as it negotiated the turn.
Once the bus stopped it was determined that the bus driver had possibly run over a man’s legs.
Overhearing the bus drivers discussion with a police officer, the driver indicated he did not see the man or his legs.
A witness believes the man was passed out on the curb and flung his legs out onto the road just as the bus was passing by. A different witness says the man had been chasing the bus, tapping the windows trying to get it to pull over when he fell and his legs went under the tires.
The male was shipped off to the Hilton Hosptial (Emergency Department)by ambulance to get medical attention for what witnesses believe is two broken legs.
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