UPDATE (WKOW) --- Madison Metro has released a statement regarding an accident with a Metro Route 6 bus overnight that left one man dead.
The accident happened on East Washington Frontage Road on the service lane to East Washington Ave.
Madison Metro Transit staff are investigating the accident. The bus involved is impounded for inspection as mandated in their Metro procedures.
A Metro official says the driver is experienced and has a good safety record, but the driver's name has yet to be released.
Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says the 68-year-old man was drinking on the bus prior to getting off, pouring alcohol into a coffee cup.
DeSpain says bus cameras captured the man disembarking the bus, with the driver making sure he safely got off, but then stumbling back into the bus.
DeSpain says he stumbled and fell near a rear bus wheel.
The driver of the bus stopped and called police.
The Medical Examiner has yet to release the name of the victim.
Metro policies ban any open containers of alcohol on board a bus. Officials say drivers will ask passengers to empty open containers prior to boarding, but are occupied with driving, and do not monitor passenger drinking.
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MADISON (WKOW) -- A man is dead after an accident in Madison.
The Madison Police Department says a 68-year-old man was seen drinking while on a Madison Metro bus. The man was stumbling when he got off at East Washington Avenue and East Springs Drive just before midnight. That is when he fell near the rear bus wheel.
The bus driver stopped the bus as soon as it hit the man and the driver called police.
The man was pronounced dead at a hospital after efforts to revive him.
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