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The State | IN BRIEF / SAN DIEGO

Man Dies After Bus Collision With Truck

June 20, 2001|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 46-year-old pedestrian struck by a San Diego Transit bus that pinned him between a wall and a pickup truck has died.

Ivory Napoaleon, who lived at a homeless shelter, died at UC San Diego Medical Center just hours after the accident in the Logan Heights neighborhood Monday.

Ten people on the bus, including the driver, were injured.

Investigators believe the accident was caused when the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake during a turn.

The driver was talking on the bus's two-way radio while driving, in violation of the rules, a transit spokeswoman said.

Police are considering whether charges should be filed against the bus driver, who had been on the job only a month.

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