Police are investigating a Queens accident that involved an MTA bus and left one man dead on Wednesday night.According to a report from the NYPD, a Q13 bus was traveling northbound on Union Street at around 10:35 p.m. when it struck a 60-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing Union Street at Northern Boulevard.
After the collision, the man was discovered by EMS responders with severe trauma about the body and transported to New York Hospital of Queens, where he was later pronounced dead.The bus operator remained on the scene, and the NYPD's investigation is ongoing.
"We are saddened to receive news of another pedestrian struck and killed by an MTA bus driver," said Paul Steely White, Executive Director Transportation Alternatives, a non-profit geared toward making New York's streets safer. "MTA bus drivers have struck and killed four pedestrians in the last two months alone. As a public agency, the MTA must become a full partner in New York City's Vision Zero initiative."