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Woman, 70, killed by M.T.A. bus near Union Square

A 70-year-old Brooklyn woman was fatally hit by a Staten Island-bound express commuter bus just south of Union Square, police said.

According to police, on Wednesday around 1 p.m., officers and E.M.S. medics responded to multiple 911 calls of a pedestrian struck at Broadway and E. 13th Street. Roberta Lerman, 70, of Park Slope, Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on a preliminary police investigation, the victim was crossing Broadway, heading from west to east, when she was struck by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority SIM4C bus motoring southbound down Broadway. The bus driver remained at the scene. There are no arrests. The Police Department’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

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  1. redbike redbike June 12, 2023

    No guarantee, but it’s highly likely the MTA bus had a forward-facing camera – typically used to enforce bus lane restrictions. If this bus had a functioning forward-facing camera, I doubt images of this tragedy will be made public, but the images will reveal to the investigators whether – approaching 13th St – the bus faced a green, yellow, or red light. Even if the bus faced a green light, I’d hope the bus driver would yield … if there was sufficient time. Images captured by a functioning forward-facing camera should reveal that too.

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