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A man in Rhode Island is in critical condition after his leg got caught underneath the tire of a public bus as he tried to board.

It happened at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday outside of a grocery store in Providence.

Providence police Lt. George Smith says 49-year-old Alfredo Alomar was running after the bus as it pulled away from the stop when he lost his footing and fell. His right leg and foot were caught beneath the vehicle's rear tire.

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority spokeswoman Barbara Polichetti says there were no passengers on the bus at the time. She reminds pedestrians not to chase after a bus.

A Rhode Island Hospital spokeswoman on Sunday confirmed Alomar remains in critical condition.




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