From The Lo-Down in-box, a story tip from Yori Yanover of the Grand Street News:
A tour bus turning at the corner of Clinton and East Broadway ran over a 50 year old Hispanic woman around noon time today, Tuesday, June 8. The driver remained seated, while pedestrians were yelling at him to back up, which he finally did. The pedestrian was alive when the ambulance picked her up.
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This is the second incident of this kind in this exact few block radius of Seward Park in about a week. The last pedestrian was hit by a Lucky Star Bus on May 31, 2010 around 12:30pm. I saw that accident and was one of the first people on the scene. The outcome of that accident was never determined, and was only reported on by local blogs such as EV Grieve. This incident is the same. Where are the mainstream media? These buses need more regulation!! How many more people need to be hit? My heart goes out to the two pedestrians who were injured, and hopefully survived.
We have emailed the 7th Precinct in search of more information about both incidents. We’ll let you know what they have to say. For several months the Department of Transportation and the NYPD have been saying they need more enforcement powers. Right now, the State Legislature is in the process of drafting a bill. The stumbling block appears to be interstate commerce laws, which restrict the city and state’s enforcement powers. You can read our past reporting on this topic here:
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