A 6 year old pedestrian was fatally struck by a school bus in New York City. The accident took place on Wednesday morning near the intersection of South Fifth Street and Hooper Street in Williamsburg. 6 year old Shimon Fried was on his way to school with his older brother. They were about to get on the school bus when the worst happened. A video from inside the bus shows that they both crossed in front of the bus with the 9 year-old brother in front, followed a few seconds later by the youngest. The 9 year old got on board and the bus driver closed the doors and took off, running over young Shimon and continuing on its way. The video in the bus shows that the bus appears to rise up as it runs over the child. The driver did not stop and continued to drive.
A MTA Bus driver found the victim lying on the street
The victim was discovered by Francisca Biascbrea, a MTA Bus driver. She first thought the victim lying on the road was a doll. She stopped the bus and got out. She immediately called 911 after she realized it was a young boy.
When the EMS and the police arrived they confirmed that the boy had died at the scene of the accident. The police were also able to obtain the GPS bus position and find the driver who was taken into custody for questioning . No charges were filed so far.
The fatal school bus accident occurred just a week after another driver who killed a 4 year old after dropping him at school and leaving the scene of the accident was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and criminally negligent homicide (see previous blog )
Read more in the Brooklyn Paper
Picture of the location of the accident: courtesy of Google Map