Another pedestrian died in a bus accident this weekend in Brooklyn, NYC. 64 year old Martin Hernandez Tufino was caught under the front wheels of a Freightliner bus that hit him as he was in the crosswalk on Avenue M near Coney Island Ave in Midwood. The bus which was transporting handicapped people was making a right turn when he struck the victim. 12 people were on the bus. None of them were injured. Read more in the NY Daily News
The driver remained at the scene and the police said that he wasn’t expected to be charged. In his latest blog, Brad Aaron from Streetblog is questioning why the bus driver wouldn’t be charged as Tufino had presumably the right of way. Under the Right of way Law that took effect in August 2014 drivers who are injuring or killing pedestrians because they failed to yield are supposed to be charged with misdemeanor and punished by a fine or up to a month of jail.