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Man hit by bus, gets up, walks block for a coffee

When firefighters found the victim he was bleeding from the head and not making much sense

The Associated Press

SEATTLE — The Seattle Fire Department says a man who was hit by a bus downtown got up and walked a block to a Starbucks, even though he was bleeding from the head.

Department spokesman Kyle Moore says the well-dressed 32-year-old man apparently suffered a concussion in the Tuesday morning and wasn't making a lot of sense when firefighters arrived.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

A police drug recognition officer determined the bus driver showed signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so he was arrested. The driver gave a blood sample and was released, pending test results.

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Roy Gumpel Roy Gumpel Wednesday, January 09, 2013 6:29:11 PM Who cares? the guy didn't get hit very hard. This is news?
Steve Lambiase Steve Lambiase Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:08:27 PM I got up, I definitely would want a cup of coffee after getting hit by a bus.
Greg Leeb Greg Leeb Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:20:24 AM I love my morning cup of Starbucks, but if I'm hit by a bus...that LAST thing I need is coffee!

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