Man dies after being struck by MTA bus in Queens

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- A horrible accident in Queens left a man dead when he was struck by a city bus Tuesday night.

Police say 63-year-old Nazmul Ahsan was walking along 73rd Street and Broadway in Jackson Heights around 7:20 p.m. when he was struck by the bus.

The bus, operated by a 54-year-old man, was traveling westbound along Broadway with the green traffic signal in its favor.

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Police say that as the bus entered the crosswalk, the pedestrian began to cross Broadway in the east crosswalk, walking from north to south against the pedestrian signal.

As a result, the bus hit with the front bumper, knocking him the pavement.

Ahsan was rushed to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced deceased.

The MTA bus remained at the scene, and the vehicle operator was not injured.

There are no arrests, and the investigation remains ongoing.


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