ST. PETERSBURG – A man fell as he exited the rear of a Pinellas Suncoast Transit bus about 5:15 p.m. Jan. 14 and was run over as the bus pulled away.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Joseph Michael Lukowski, 59, of St. Petersburg exited the doorway as the bus began to pull away from a scheduled bus stop on 49th Street south of 44th Avenue.
Lukowski lost his balance and collided with the side of the bus. He fell to the ground and the right rear tire of the bus drove over him before the bus driver could stop. Lukowski was taken to Northside Hospital where he died overnight for injuries suffered in the crash.