Woman killed after being hit by MTA bus in Midwood, Brooklyn

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A woman was killed after she was hit by an MTA bus in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm shocked. I just feel sorry for the family," a friend said.

Friends say every time they saw her she always had a smile on her face, a sweet woman who they say was kind and friendly.

But just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, police say that woman was struck and killed by an MTA bus in Midwood.

Surveillance video showed her trying to cross Ocean Avenue in the middle of the block, appearing to try to beat the bus across the street.

Tragically, she does not make it in time.

She was rushed to an area hospital where she later died.

The driver-side headlight on the bus shows the force of the impact.

Men at the scene who said that they are family friends and neighbors, worried about how often they say they see speeding on this stretch of Ocean Avenue.

"If you see the bus then you can see how hard hit it is. There always speeding. There are no speeding cameras in this area. We do not feel safe," said Luqman Liuqa, a friend.

"You can see how hard hit in front of the bus. You dent is so bad, you hit a human being a dent like that, impossible," another friend said.

The bus driver remained at the scene and an investigation is now underway.

Police say the woman was in her 40s.

Friends say the victim was married and had several children from middle school to college-aged.

She was killed right in front of her home.

Her tragic death is still hard for friends to wrap their minds around.

"She was a very beautiful lady. I just, I'm shocked. I'm shocked. Our kids went to the same school. She was a good lady. I don't know what to say," said Jamila, a friend.

Police have not released the victim's identity.

This is now the fourth pedestrian to be hit by an MTA bus this month.
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