A 23-year-old woman biking along Atlantic Avenue towards Washington Avenue was fatally struck by a bus after hitting the open door of a parked car. The driver of a parked car reportedly threw open her door without looking, sending the biker careening into the path of a B45 bus around 8:30 p.m. last night.
A witness told the Post, "I heard the screams coming from inside the bus. The bus driver was crying hysterically on the side of the street." The driver allegedly left the scene to attend a baby shower.
The 24-year-old Dodge Stratus driver claims she had nothing to do with the accident, and a friend of hers said, "There was another car behind her that caused the whole accident." But witnesses say it was definitely her carelessness that sent the biker into traffic. The driver was later arrested for driving with a suspended license. One witness said, "It was devastating. No one should have to die like that."