Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Queens Campaign Stalled By Fatal Bus Accident Resumes - NY1

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A city council candidate resumed his campaign Saturday, four days after a boy was struck and killed by his campaign bus in Queens.

Nine-year-old Ibrihim Ahmed was on his way home from school when he was hit at the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard at Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrested the bus driver, 22-year-old Alexander Aponte, for driving with a suspended license.

The bus was being used to promote City Council candidate Mike Ricatto's campaign.

He is running in a special election for the council seat vacated by newly elected State Senator Joseph Addabbo.

A spokesman for Ricatto said they were waiting until after the child's funeral to resume campaigning.