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Man dies after being hit by JTA bus in downtown Jacksonville

JTA statement on bus accident

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Updated: 6/04/2013 4:47 pm

We were saddened to learn this afternoon that the pedestrian involved in an accident with a JTA bus this morning has died from his injuries. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. Our thoughts are also with the JTA bus operator involved with this tragic accident. We are continuing to cooperate with JSO in its investigation and have begun our own investigation. We will be providing more information upon the completion of those investigations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man is dead after getting hit by a JTA bus.

The incident happened at 10:42 a.m. today at the Rosa Parks Transit Station, the main bus station downtown.

Police say the bus made a left turn onto State Street. The driver's side mirror hit 61-year-old Dwayne C. Farmer. The bus then ran over him. Police believe the bus had the right-of-way and Farmer was trying to cross State Street against the pedestrian crossing signal.

Farmer was taken to UF Health in Jacksonville where he was pronounced dead.

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Gunny48 - 6/4/2013 4:54 PM
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You never know how or when. RIP.

imtellin - 6/4/2013 12:51 PM
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just keep on stepping off them curbs folks... this too could be you !!! amazing how some people think the vehicle a: even sees them,,b: will stop ,,,c: not kill them if it doesn't... if you need a payday, then get a job,, don't assume i'm just going to severely injure you... if i run you over, you won't be getting up... the check will go to your next of kin,, if i'm at fault... and i won't be !!!
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