A woman crossing East Houston Street was struck by a NYC Transit bus driver as he was turning. Her leg was trapped under the bus's wheel, and the driver later arrested.
The incident occurred around 8:52 p.m. at Houston Street and Avenue D; according to the NYPD, the 61-year-old woman was walking south on Avenue D, crossing Houston in the crosswalk when "a MTA bus (M14D) was traveling southbound on Avenue D and while making a right turn to head eastbound on Houston Street" hit her.
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According to the Daily News, "A good Samaritan said he watched the bus skid while turning right onto E Houston St. and then slam into the woman. He tried to pry her free as she asked for her family, but failed during the 'hectic' aftermath. 'She was asking for help and wanted the bus off of her but they told (her) that they couldn't,' Juan Santana, 22, said. 'I just really wanted to help her and her family out as quick as I can.'"
EMS did manage to free the woman's leg and she was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she was treated for a broken leg and abrasions.
The bus driver, Eduard Khanikov, was taken to Beth Israel Hospital for trauma—and he was also charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.