Woman struck and killed by MTA bus in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN –A pedestrian was struck and killed by an MTA bus in Brooklyn Monday evening, police said.

The 62-year-old woman was crossing East 17th Street about 6 p.m. when a B36 bus made a left turn from Avenue Z and hit her, police said.

The victim, identified as Eleonora Shulkina, of Brooklyn, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

The bus driver stayed at the scene, police said.

Shulkina's death is the latest in a recent series of fatal MTA bus encounters in the five boroughs, many of which involve the bus driver making left-hand turns, a move that creates a significant blind spot.

Last month, a 59-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Q23 bus while she tried to cross Kessel Street near 71st Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens. In East New York, Brooklyn, a 70-year-old woman was hit and killed by a B15 bus.

A third woman was struck and killed by an MTA bus in Midwood last month, but the bus was not making a turn at the time. In that case, 41-year-old Ruhksana Khan was crossing Ocean Avenue, steps away from her home, to pick up her 9-year-old son when she was hit by the BM1 on Nov. 25.

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