A woman died after being struck by and dragged under an MTA bus in Manhattan’s Financial District during rush hour on Friday, according to an NYPD spokesman.
Police responded to Trinity Place and Exchange Place, just south of Edgar Street, where they found the body of 58-year-old woman with severe head and body trauma under the rear of the bus.
A QM7 bus was travelling north on Trinity Place when witnesses alerted the driver that a woman had been struck and dragged, investigators said. The diver stopped the bus and remained on the scene. He was later taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
The driver was later identified as 63-year-old Roger Weckworth. He was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to yield to a pedestrian causing injury, police said.
Police later identified the woman as Bella-Yury Krementsova, whose last listed address was on the Upper West Side.
Manhattan: Trinity Pl & Exchange Alley. Pedestrian struck and pinned under a bus. FDNY reporting aided is DOA. Requesting @NYPDHighway CIS.
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