SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The San Francisco medical examiner’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was struck and killed by a Muni bus last month.

The man was hit by an outbound 21-Hayes bus near Fillmore and Hayes streets around 10:45 a.m. on March 25, according to police.

Witnesses said the man had stepped out into traffic from between two parked cars, police said. He was struck and pinned under the bus.

The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later that morning, according to police.

The victim is described as a Hispanic man in his late 30s to early 40s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a distinctive white “Dark star” T-shirt; loose, parachute-type pants; and white Puma tennis shoes with orange stripes on them, according to the medical examiner’s office.

He was not carrying any identification, and authorities are asking for the public’s help in learning his name.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the medical examiner’s office at (415) 553-1424.

The driver of the Muni bus was placed on non-driving status pending an investigation into the accident, which is standard procedure for the agency, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

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