A 76-year-old man crossing a Bronx street was fatally struck by a NYC Transit bus making a turn at 6:55 p.m. last night. Edmundo Cortes, a father of 10 and grandfather of 20, was headed to the grocery store when crossed Castle Hill Avenue in the Parkchester section. The bus driver apparently didn't realize he hit anyone as he was making a right turn, because he continued driving until a witness ran after him and stopped him. Cortes' body was crushed under the wheels, and another witness told the Daily News, "It was a gruesome sight."
Police questioned the driver and did not press charges. Cortes' shocked wife said, "He was a good husband, a good father and a good friend for everyone." Another area resident complained to the News that the buses in the neighborhood were "reckless."