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Woman hospitalized after being run over by bus

Victim was chasing bus to retrieve her purse
Posted at 12:25 PM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 15:25:08-04

A woman was run over by a city bus Saturday morning in the El Cerrito neighborhood when she ran after it in an attempt to retrieve her purse, according to police.

The 53-year-old woman exited the bus at a bus stop in the 5900 block of University Avenue at about 9:30 a.m., realized she left her purse onboard, ran after the bus, tripped and fell, and suffered a broken leg when the bus ran over her, according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken by ambulance to a hospital with multiple fractures to her lower left leg, Cali said.