BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A young boy died after he was hit by a school bus Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, the New York Post reports.
The incident happened in the area of South 5th Street and Hooper Street in Williamsburg at about 8:30 a.m. Police said a 9-year-old boy had just boarded the bus when his 6-year-old brother came into the street to get on. The 6-year-old was hit by the bus as the driver pulled away. An MTA bus driver who saw the boy in the street notified authorities, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The driver of the bus involved in the accident was stopped by police a few blocks away and was interviewed by detectives. The NYPD said preliminary indications were that the driver did not realize he had hit anyone, but the investigation was continuing.
The yellow bus involved in the accident was operated by a private company.
The president of MTA Bus, Craig Cipriano, released a statement that read in part, “This is a tragedy for all involved and our hearts go out to the child’s family as well as to our colleague driving the B60 bus that came upon the scene and first discovered the horrible aftermath.”
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