79 year old Loraine Hector was in the crosswalk when the MTA bus driver made a left turn and struck her. The bus driver remained at the scene of the accident and so far was has not been charged. Loraine Hector who lived 500 feet away from the accident scene suffered a severe head trauma. She was still alive when she was transported to the hospital but died later on from her injury.
According to the NYPD, the bus driver made a left turn from Flatbush Avenue onto Glenwood Road when he struck the victim. Read more in the Brooklyn Paper
Loraine Hector is the second person to die after being struck by a large vehicle in Flatbush this week. A day earlier a cyclist was killed by a truck (see previous blog).
Pedestrians and cyclists are the most at risk of being killed or seriously injured in MTA Bus accidents
Our MTA Bus accident attorneys have a long history of representing victims of such accidents. They are extremely familiar with all the laws and rules affecting NYC MTA buses including:
- All internal Rules and Regulations of the New York City Transit Authority
- Smith System of Driving
- Federal Motor Vehicle Standards
Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements for victims of MTA bus accidents and other bus accidents. Among the notable cases were $27.5 million verdict for a a pedestrian who had a leg amputated after she was struck by a MTA bus driver while she was crossing a street in Manhattan. This was the highest verdict in NY State for this type of injury.
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