The Suffolk Daily Voice reported recently that a man was killed on Long Island Monday, November 16 after being struck by a school bus while trying to cross a busy Long Island intersection.
The incident took place around 6:40 p.m. in Great Neck on Monday evening. A male pedestrian, 78 years of age, was attempting to cross Nirvana Avenue at its intersection with Middle Neck Road, when he was struck by a Towne Bus Company school bus, according to officials from the Nassau County Police.
The driver of the school bus, a woman 60 years of age, had been attempting to turn off of Middle Neck Road onto Nirvana Avenue when the accident occurred. The collision caused the pedestrian to suffer multiple traumatic injuries, and they were medically transported to an area hospital. The victim was pronounced dead of the injuries sustained in the accident by a staff physician of the hospital.
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The name of the victim, the school bus driver, and other details and specifics of the incident have not yet been released at the present time. The investigation is ongoing and eyewitnesses are asked to contact authorities with any relevant information about the incident. First responders emphasized the importance of maintaining awareness of pedestrians and the roadway.