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Woman Fatally Struck by New York School Bus

Destiny Baker2 years ago

A woman was struck and killed by a school bus carrying several children on the Upper East Side of New York on Thursday.

About the Fatal School Bus Accident

“The Bus was traveling westbound and trying to get through a yellow light before it turned red. The bus driver didn’t see the pedestrian. He was looking straight ahead trying to make the light.” – Witness as published by the New York Daily News

According to the New York Daily News, the woman was crossing Second Ave. near E. 93rd St around 3:30 pm when she was struck by the bus.

At the time of the accident, the bus was carrying six children, ages 5-11, from St. Stephen of Hungary School on E. 82nd St. Following the accident, police escorted the children through the back of the buss and to a nearby gymnasium.

One witness claimed that the bus driver was attempting to make it through a yellow light and failed to see the pedestrian. He also claimed that construction barriers at the scene likely obstructed the driver’s view.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, and the woman has not yet been identified. A spokeswoman with the city Department of Education confirmed that the bus was run by a private firm for a non-public school – no charges have been brought against the driver.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic collisions in 2012.
  • This marks a 6.4 percent increase from the 4,457 pedestrian deaths recorded in 2011.
  • There was also an increase in the number of pedestrians injured in traffic collisions, rising from 69,000 in 2011 to 76,000 in 2012.
  • Additional inforomation suggests that roughly 69 percent of all pedestrians killed in 2012 were male and nearly three out of every four pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas.


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