Driver in Midtown crash had heart attack behind wheel

Art McFarland reports on the breaking story
January 18, 2014 6:28:01 AM PST
Police say the driver of an SUV that flipped over at a busy intersection in Midtown just before rush hour on Friday suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and died.

The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. near the intersection of 6th Avenue and West 41st Street.

The SUV hit the front of an MTA bus that was stopped at a red light on 6th Avenue near Bryant Park.

The SUV then continued north on 6th when it struck a light pole and overturned.

The 44-year-old driver was taken to Bellevue Hospital after going into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

A driver and two passengers were aboard the bus. No one on the bus, sidewalks or street was hurt.