SALEM — The man who was hit by an MBTA bus on Monday has died, according to police.
Philip Moran, 47, of 72 Palmer St., Salem, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Tuesday evening, according to Salem police Capt. Thomas Griffin.
Moran was struck by the bus at 7:23 a.m. at the intersection of Washington and Federal streets, near the old Salem District Court. He was taken to Salem Hospital before being transported by helicopter to Mass General.
MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera said Moran's bike made contact with the front of the MBTA bus. Moran had been heading into traffic on Federal Street after leaving the municipal parking lots behind the old courthouse.
Police said Moran was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. They also said that headphones were found at the scene, but it could not be determined whether Moran was listening to music when he was struck.
Neither the driver of the Route 455 MBTA bus, Paul Highet, 51, of Stoneham, nor his passengers were injured. Police are investigating, and no charges have been filed at this time.
Salem police, MBTA police, state police and the district attorney's office will meet once the investigation is complete to determine whether charges are warranted, Griffin said.
"It could take a couple of months," Griffin said.
Highet is still employed by the MBTA.
"He will not be operating a bus and will be performing other non-driving duties as assigned," Rivera said.
Registry of Motor Vehicle records show that Highet has been cited 10 times since 1985 for various driving offenses, but only one of those offenses occurred in the past 10 years. The charges mostly include speeding, failure to stop and not having an inspection sticker. Eight of the offenses occurred in or before 1990.
Moran's family could not be reached for comment.