Pedestrian Struck by M22 Bus in Madison Street Crosswalk Yesterday
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Photo: NBC New York
A week after dozens of Lower East Siders vented frustrations with MTA bus service during a town hall, one of its drivers struck a 64-year-old pedestrian yesterday morning at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets. The unidentified victim was reportedly crossing southward when an M22 bus struck, and pinned him for an extended period of time. He was later rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a “serious arm injury.”
According to NBC New York, a gaggle of emergency responders helped free the man from the “front wheel of the bus on the driver’s side.” The driver, a 58-year-old man remained at the scene. No summonses have been issued as of last night.
The collision is the third such incident in the last month where a bus driver has leveled a pedestrian who had a clear right of way. A 59-year-old woman was strucked and killed in a Queens crosswalk earlier this month; the driver remained at the scene but was not convicted.
Two days later, the same fate befell a 70-year-old woman while crossing the street in Brooklyn. The out-of-service bus drove away afterward, leading to charges of leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, and failure to yield.
Manhattan: Madison Ave & Jackson St. Pedestrian pinned under MTA Bus. U/D Elderly victim still pinned. Requesting @NYPDHighway CIS.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 23, 2015