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Girl, 15, struck by MTA bus while crossing Brooklyn street

Posted: 4:09 PM, Feb 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-13 16:56:07-05
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The 15-year-old girl was crossing the intersection at Grand St. and Union Ave. in Williamsburg when she was struck by an MTA bus.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Police arrested an MTA bus driver Friday after he allegedly struck and seriously injured a teenage girl.

The 15-year-old girl, who had the right of way, was walking across the street just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Grand Street and Union Avenue when the bus struck her, police say.  Her left leg was severely injured.  She was rushed to an area hospital where she is in serious but not life-threatening condition.

Police have arrested the driver of the bus, 58-year-old Francisco DeJesus, and charged him with failure to exercise due care.