Man (78) dies after bus fall: police appeal

Police appeal: do you know what happened on the bus?
Police appeal: do you know what happened on the bus?
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man died following a fall on a bus in Burnley.

The incident happened on Saturday when a 78-year-old local man got on the 1864 bus in St James’s Street at 12-54pm. While on the bus he is believed to have suffered a fall before getting off at Colne Road at 1-06pm.

He was later taken Royal Blackburn Hospital with a hit injury and died on Monday.

PS Steve Wignall from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has passed away and my thoughts remain with his family at this very sad time.

“We are trying to establish exactly how the man came to fall and I would urge anyone who was on the bus at the time and witnessed what happened to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 611 of 9th February.