A 58-year-old Queens resident was struck as she crossed Kew Gardens Road at its intersection with 82nd Road this past Tuesday morning, March 13. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred just after 6:45 a.m.
According to police, the woman had been walking in the designated crosswalk when she was struck by a 24-year-old mini-bus driver. The bus's operator was apparently attempting to make a left turn to continue onto 82nd Road when she crashed into the woman.
Emergency crews who responded to the crash scene found that the pedestrian had suffered significant body and head trauma. Her injuries were so severe that she expired there on the scene.
One Kew Gardens neighborhood resident says that he was startled out of his sleep as police passed by his home en route to the crash scene. Soon thereafter, he looked outside and saw what had occurred. He reports that the pedestrian was left there on the ground near one of the bus's right tires for as long as four hours before she was removed from the scene.
Three children and two adults were riding on the bus at the time of the crash. None of them suffered any injuries in the crash.
A preliminary investigation shows that Logan Bus Co., owns the mini-bus involved in the crash. They have issued a statement expressing their condolences over the pedestrian's death. They've also vowed to continue assisting police with their investigation.
Police investigating the crash have acknowledged that the bus driver remained at the scene after the incident to undergo questioning. They haven't yet decided whether to press any charges against her for her role in causing the woman's death.
If a close relative of yours has been struck and killed at the hands of a negligent driver, then a Queens attorney can advise you of your right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: New York Post, "Woman struck and killed by school bus filled with kids," Tina Moore, March 13, 2018