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Woman Run Over by VTA Bus in San Jose Dies of Injuries

The woman, not allowed to board the bus because she wasn't wearing a mask, was run over at the bus stop after tripping and falling, police say

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NBC Bay Area

A woman who was run over by a VTA bus in San Jose earlier this month has died, police said Wednesday.

The woman, 59-year-old Lucy Prieto Frescas – barred from boarding the bus because she wasn't wearing a face mask – tripped and fell at the bus stop before she was run over by the bus's back tires as the driver pulled away from the curb, according to police. At this time, it's unclear what caused Frescas, who is transient, to trip and fall.

The incident happened at about 5:53 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the area of Senter Road and Needles Drive, according to police.

Frescas was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on Monday.

The bus driver cooperated with the investigation and provided a statement, according to police.

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