Man, 60, Survives Being Hit, Dragged by NJ Transit Bus: Police

A 60-year-old man survived after being hit and dragged more than a mile by a New Jersey transit bus in Wayne Tuesday afternoon, police say.

Police said the bus struck the pedestrian, who was walking his dog, at the Wayne Transit Center shortly after 6 p.m.

Officials originally received a call saying the bus may have hit a dog, but a second caller said a person was stuck underneath the vehicle. Police said an officer saw the man's legs dangling and he stopped the bus on Route 23.

Police said the man, identified as Seres Arpad, was conscious and alert. He was taken to the hospital and is recovering from non-life threatening injuries. His dog did not survive.

It's not clear how the bus, part of the no. 168 line, hit Arpad, according to police. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said the driver was unaware that he had hit the man.

There were 58 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.

No other injuries were reported and no charges have been filed. 

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