A yellow bus struck and killed a woman at the intersection of Second Avenue and East 93rd Street this afternoon around 3:30 p.m., according to witnesses, leaving a gruesome scene at yet another pedestrian death. The kids aboard were physically unharmed and let off through the back door as the victim lay trapped beneath the vehicle.
Neetzan Zimmerman, who lives nearby, took photos of what he called a "horrific accident."
The victim has not yet been identified.
Thinking about those poor kids who witnessed this tragic accident. Heard some screaming near the bus earlier. Hope they're okay.— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) May 8, 2014
@neetzan I've been complaining for a while about the unsafe conditions for pedestrians around the construction. This didn't have to happen.— Jeremy M. Posner (@jmp_nyc) May 8, 2014
2nd Ave Subway construction brings pedestrians right up against traffic at that intersection. Extremely perilous before. Now deadly.— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) May 8, 2014