Warning after collision with pedestrian when exiting a bus

Police are calling on drivers to exercise caution and obey speed limits when passing buses after a pedestrian was left behind with a broken leg when he was hit by a car in Dunedin.

Officer Nick Turner, of Dunedin, said police received a call at 8 p.m. yesterday about a man being hit by a car in Somerville St.

Officers discovered that a 32-year-old man, who was running across the road after getting off his bus, had been hit by a 17-year-old driver, Const Turner said.

The pedestrian suffered a broken leg after crashing into the windshield of the car.

The incident served as a reminder to use caution when passing buses and that there was a 20km speed limit when passing buses dropping off passengers, Const Turner said.

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