Driver dies following collision with MTA bus on Staten Island


STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – A car and an MTA bus were involved in a deadly collision on Staten Island Saturday night, according to the Staten Island Advance.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Mikhail Sukhitskiy of New Dorp Beach. Police said he was driving a Subaru sedan in the area of Ebbitts Street and Weed Avenue, near his home, when the incident took place at about 10:18 p.m. Sukhitskiy was going westbound when his vehicle crashed into an S76 city bus that was going in the opposite direction.  A witness said the impact caused the Subaru to hit a tree.

Sukhitskiy was pronounced dead after being taken to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. The bus driver was taken to the same hospital, then treated and released.  No passengers were on the bus at the time, and no other injuries were reported.

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is trying to determine the cause of the accident.

MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan released a statement that read in part, “The investigation is in the early stages and we are cooperating with the NYPD’s collision investigation squad while also performing an internal review to determine what happened.”

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