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Pedestrian struck and killed by MTA bus in Queens

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Law enforcement agents probe the scene of a deadly crash involving an MTA bus in Queens on Oct. 30, 2014. (Photo: PIX11)

Law enforcement agents probe the scene of a deadly crash involving an MTA bus in Queens on Oct. 30, 2014. (Photo: PIX11)

QUEENS (PIX11) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by an MTA bus in Queens Thursday, police said.

It happened about 5:10 a.m. near Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street.

The victim, identified only as a man in his 40s, was crossing Palmetto Street when a public transit bus made a right turn from Wyckoff Avenue onto Palmetto Street, striking the pedestrian with the rear wheel of the bus.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. No one else was hurt in the crash.

6 comments

  • RidgewoodHipster

    well well, another accident at the intersection. Of course the MTA is turning too fast especially Q58 bus. I witnessed many times it blindly turns right into Palmetto Street and almost hit pedestrians. It is a blind spot that DOT needs to redesign.

  • Mr Brinks

    Everyone blames drivers for hitting pedestrians. 99% of new yorkers are always crossing against the light, or they have there heads down looking into a cell phone. Vision zero should apply to every individual in the street. Its not fair that drivers have so much to look out for, and silly people walking dont value their own safety. The NYPD should start issuing tickets to pedestrians who don’t pay attention. I guarantee you won’t have anymore fatalities.

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