Sunday, February 22, 2009

Queens Woman Struck, Killed By City Bus - NY1 News

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A young woman died after falling underneath an MTA bus in Queens (note: actually Brooklyn).

Police say it happened around 10 p.m. last night at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues in Ridgewood.

The 26-year old woman was crossing the street when she fell underneath the back tires of the bus, which appears to have been out of service at the time, according to authorities.

She was taken to Wyckoff Heights Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

One witness says he tried to help the woman after he saw her lying on the ground.

"The bus was turning, when it was turning, it hit her first on the left and she stumbled and she fell on the floor, and it ran over both her legs," he said.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

Newsday - Queens Woman Killed After Slipping Under MTA Bus by Daniel Edward Rosen

A Queens woman died after slipping and falling underneath a passing bus late Friday night.

Hui Wu, 26, of Ridgewood, was crossing Myrtle Avenue when she slipped on a patch of ice, according to New York City police. Hui then fell underneath the rear tires of an MTA bus that was traveling eastbound on Myrtle Avenue.

She was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick where she was pronounced dead.

MTA spokesman Mark Groce said on Saturday that the bus was not carrying any passengers. The driver of the bus, whose name has yet to be released, was questioned and released by police, according to a police spokesman. There is no criminality suspected in the accident.