Woman fatally struck by school bus in Atlantic Beach

November 16, 2010 2:28:15 PM PST
A Long Island woman was killed on her way to work Thursday morning. She was struck by a school bus in Atlantic Beach.

Police have identified the victim as 56-year-old Gloria Moreira.

Neighbors said she was running to catch the bus on her way to work when she didn't make it across the street.

The victim was struck by a school bus as she attempted to cross the street.

A neighbor who lived across the street ran to help, but there was nothing he could do.

"I grabbed her wrist and felt a faint pulse, and then a minute or so later I checked it again and there was nothing," said Andrew Levey.

Family members say Moreira was a hard working woman who was just trying to make a living.

This investigation is ongoing. Detectives are requesting anyone with further information please contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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