Bus driver: Man who died in DC bus accident did a 'superman dive' under the bus

Police: Man dead after being trapped under rear wheels of bus in NW DC (ABC7)

The man who died after getting trapped under a commuter bus in D.C. Wednesday did a “superman dive” under the bus while it was still moving, according to the bus driver.

D.C. Police said they were called to the scene on 14th Street and Madison Drive Northwest at around 4:30 p.m. after a man got trapped under the wheels of a PRTC OmniRide Bus. The D.C. Fire Department also tried to perform a technical rescue on the man, identified by police as 39-year-old Jason Andrew Clark, of Springfield, Virginia.

Clark was pronounced dead on the scene at around 4:46 p.m. police said. They added that they are investigating the possibility that this was a suicide.

Police say the bus driver told them he was driving on 14th Street near the side of the National Museum of African American History and Culture when Clark shouted and dove under the still-moving bus. The driver said he then stopped the bus and called 911, according to police.

Clark's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

“Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and his family,” PRTC executive director Bob Schneider said in a statement released Thursday.

Charges are not expected to be filed against the bus company or the driver.

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