BRONX, NY – A news story posted on abc7ny.com reports that a 68-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by an MTA bus in the Bronx, New York. According to law enforcement officers at the scene, the victim was attempting to cross Johnson Avenue at around 8:30 in the evening. Tragically, she was declared dead at the accident scene. According to police, the MTA bus driver remained at the accident scene.
Law enforcement officials reported that the Manhattan-bound MTA bus was at Johnson Avenue and Kappock Street at the time of the collision.
New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano issued a public statement about the accident. He stated that he wished to offer his condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the victim. He also announced that she did not survive an accident involving an MTA bus in the Riverdale portion of the Bronx. Mr. Cipriano also stated that the accident was heartbreaking and that their officer was fully cooperating with the NYPD accident investigation.”
Law enforcement officials stated that the bus operator would have to undergo mandatory “fitness for duty” tests and that the driver would be withheld from service at this time. No arrests were made at this time, and the MTA bus accident investigation is ongoing.
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