A Man Killed By Bus

POSTED BY: News Department
Saturday, June 7, 2003 - 03:51 PM
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Canton Police say a 70-year-old man hit by a city bus Friday afternoon has died. Chief Dean McKimm identified the man as Lewis E- Polen of Canton. Polen was struck around one o’clock when the bus he had just gotten off of turned a corner into the crosswalk. He was trapped under the front of the transit bus for about fifteen minutes before firefighter were able to free him. Polen was unconscious when admitted to Aultman Hospital. He later was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he died Saturday morning. No charges have been filed against the bus driver. Stark Area Regional Transit authority operations manager Jack Thompson says the driver has worked for Sarta for at least fifteen years and has a good driving record.

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