Bus driver says man fatally struck did “superman dive” under the bus

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The driver of a bus that hit and killed a man Wednesday in D.C. says the man did a “superman dive” under the bus while it was in motion.

Police officers and the fire department responded to a man who was hit by a bus Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of 14th street and Madison Drive in Northwest, D.C.

That man has been identified as 39-year-old Jason Andrew Clark of Springfield, Virginia.

Clark was pronounced dead at the scene and was stuck underneath the rear tires of an OmniRide Bus, officials say.

The bus driver said he was driving towards Madison Street when he saw Clark yell something and then dove under the bus. The driver stopped the bus and called 911.

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission said the driver has not been cited. They also said the bus involved in the accident was inspected y police and released back to them.

“Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and his family,” said PRTC Executive Director Bob Schneider.