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Lower East Side Resident Dies After Being Struck By MTA Bus

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Madison Street, Monday morning. Photo from WABC's helicopter.
Madison Street, Monday morning. Photo from WABC’s helicopter.

There’s some sad news to report today about the victim of an MTA bus crash earlier this week. Police confirm that a 64-year-old man died as a result of his injuries following a collision at the intersection of Madison and Jackson streets Monday morning.

We’re told the victim was Ildefonzo Saez, a resident of the Vladeck Houses. Saez was rushed to Bellevue Hospital after the driver of a turning M22 bus hit him. The pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time. Saez suffered injuries to his left shoulder and arm. We’re told he died on Monday.

Initially, no charges were filed against the bus driver, but an investigation was being conducted. According to Channel 4, “surveillance video show(ed) the man, using a walking cane, step into the crosswalk on Jackson Street as the light change(d), giving him the right away. Moments later, he (was) hit by the bus.”

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  1. Very sad, but preventable.

    Look at how sharp the turn is that bus took. The whole strip on the right of that bus is “no parking” so that buses can make a less sharp turn and see pedestrians (they are almost behind the driver if (s)he’s making a super sharp turn.

    Nothing there now, but I’d bet it was filled with NYPD vehicles when the bus made the turn, hence the sharp turn. This really should be investigated.

    Yep–just look at the video on the NBC site and you can see the police vehicle

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