Bus collision OAP dies

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A PENSIONER has died after being seriously injured when he stepped off a bus in Sheffield city centre, then fell against the vehicle as it was pulling away.

James Pitchley, aged 91, from the Manor, was injured on Charter Row on Friday May 6 and was rushed to the Northern General Hospital.

He suffered serious injuries to his left arm, wrist and hand and was detained in hospital.

Yesterday police revealed the OAP died in hospital last Wednesday.

A police probe was already under way into the circumstances surrounding the collision, but now officers are appealing again for help in piecing together exactly what happened.

They want to hear from witnesses who saw what happened, passengers who were on the single-decker bus at the time, those who got off at the same time as the pensioner, and anyone who saw the moments leading up to the tragedy.

The pensioner had just got off a number 25A at the junction of Charter Row and Moorhead when he is said to have fallen against the side of the vehicle as it was pulling off from the bus stop.

Officers initially alerted to the collision immediately sealed off the bus while they investigated.

Anyone with information can call police on 0114 2202020 and quote incident 430 of May 6.