Woman Struggling To Survive After Being Hit By A Bus In The Bronx
According to statistics, nearly 63,000 buses are involved in accidents each year. 325 of those had fatal injuries. 14,000 had non-fatal injuries and 48,000 resulted in property damage only. Of the 375 people who are killed in bus crashes annually, 50 are occupants of the bus, including drivers. 100 of those fatalities are pedestrians and bicyclists. 225 are occupants of the other vehicles. Bus accidents only account for a small percentage of the overall estimated 5,500 fatalities occurring in truck-related crashes. The majority of the buses that are involved in fatal crashes are either school buses or transit buses.
The New York Post reports that a woman is clinging to life after being hit by a bus in the Bronx. The 52-year-old unnamed female was struck by a bus in front of Lehman College in the Bronx, according to police.
The incident happened at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The woman was struck by a Bee-Line bus as the vehicle made a left turn at the traffic light on Paul Avenue. The bus driver, identified only as a 43-year-old, was traveling eastbound towards Bedford Park Boulevard West. The front bumper of the bus struck the pedestrian. The victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. She had life-threatening injuries to her head and torso.
The Bee-Line is Westchester County’s transportation system. It accommodates 27 million passengers annually.
The bus driver stayed on scene, but it was unclear if there were any passengers. No arrests have been made.