MTA bus in reverse hits, kills employee in Queens: police

COLLEGE POINT, Queens — An MTA employee is dead after being struck by a department bus Tuesday morning, police said.

The scene where an MTA employee was struck and killed by a bus in Queens on March 27, 2018, is pictured. (Narmeen Choudhury/ PIX11)

The MTA bus was reversing on 28th Avenue between Ulmer Street and College Point Boulevard around 10:21 a.m. when the incident happened, according to police. It happened at the MTA Bus College Point Depot, bordering College Point and Flushing.

An employee was struck by the reversing bus, and died at the scene, police said.

Stephen Livecchi, 59, was described by officials as a 37-year veteran of the MTA, of which he was a valued member.

The woman driving the bus that hit him has worked for the MTA for 19 years, officials said. She is 56.

Details about the crash are not yet known. As part of the investigation, police are reviewing video of the incident.

This is the second on-the-job death of an MTA employee in one week.

An MTA worker fell to his death while clearing subway tracks in Manhattan last Tuesday.