The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a 53-year-old man who was killed while trying to catch a VIA bus.
James Alvarez died of blunt force injuries sustained in the accident, which happened around 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of West Commerce and North Walters streets on the East Side.
He was pronounced dead shortly after the incident.
A VIA spokesperson said the man began to chase the bus as it was departing a bus stop at the intersection.
He tapped on the side of the bus before he slipped and fell under its rear tires.
In 2017, VIA launched a safety campaign that urges passengers and pedestrians not to chase after buses. Since then, VIA’s buses bear a sign that says “Stay Safe, Don’t Chase” or some other similar safety message.