Man waiting for bus on Lower East Side struck by suspected drunk driver


LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NY – An accident at a New York City bus stop late Thursday night left a man critically injured, according to the New York Post.

The crash took place at an MTA bus shelter in the vicinity of Grand Street and Lewis Street on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside, near the Williamsburg Bridge.

The NYPD said an alleged drunk driver was behind the wheel of a BMW when he lost control of the vehicle while turning north onto Lewis Street. The car jumped a curb and crashed into a 62-year-old man who was waiting for a bus at about 11 p.m. The BMW then went through the shelter and hit a fence.

The victim was reported to have sustained serious injuries to his legs and was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The driver, identified as 26-year-old Cristian Bueno of Harlem, was apprehended at the scene of the crash.  He was charged with vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated, police said.

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