This past Saturday, a 21 year old Brooklyn man was dragged to death by an out of service MTA New York City Transit bus. Dorian Block & Jotham Sederstorm of the New York Daily News have more in this report:
An out-of-service MTA bus dragged a Brooklyn man 100 feet to his death Saturday after hitting him as it cruised toward a nearby depot last night, authorities said.
The 21-year-old man was struck by the B67 after he emerged onto the street from between two parked cars on 36th St. in Kensington about 8:30 p.m., authorities said.
Witnesses said the unidentified man was hanging out with two friends when he was struck by the right passenger side of the bus and then dragged 100 feet.
“He was trapped behind the back tire,” said a neighbor, who identified himself as Rey, 32. “He was breathing. You could see smoke coming out of his mouth because it was so cold.”
“The man came in contact with the front right side of the bus,” said MTA spokeswoman Marisa Baldeo. “He came out between the cars and came in contact with the bus.”
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I never enjoy hearing or reading stories about death. My heart goes out to the bus driver who must still be distraught over an accident that should have never occurred. It is a shame that the negligent actions of one person could potentially ruin a career but more importantly haunt this person for the rest of their life.
xoxo Transit Blogger