A young man died after jumping off an Athens trolley bus to avoid paying a fine for not having a valid ticket.
A 19-year-old man has succumbed to his injuries after jumping off a trolley bus to avoid a ticket fine in the western Athenian suburb of Peristeri.
The young man did not have a valid ticket and attempted to exit the vehicle to avoid paying a fine but was seriously injured from the fall because the bus was in motion.
He was rushed to the Agia Olga hospital and subsequently to the Geniko Kratiko hospital in Nikaia, where he passed away in the early hours of Wednesday.
The bus driver and the ticket inspector have been detained by police, while an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances under which the young man managed to open the door while the trolley bus was in motion.