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A New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a 10-year-old boy riding his bike
The accident occurred on Memorial Day in Bergenfield, about 10 miles northwest of New York City, Monday afternoon
Cops say the 58-year-old driver was treated and released from a hospital after suffering distress following the incident
A New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a 10-year-old boy riding his bike on Memorial Day, authorities say.
Alvin Maracalho was riding home and had just entered the crosswalk on West Church Street when he was hit by the bus, which was making a sharp left turn, police said. The local mayor in Bergenfield described the case as gut-wrenching.
The boy was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead within an hour of arriving, police say. The Bergen County Fatal Accident Investigation Unit was called to assist in the investigation.
According to police, the driver was a 58-year-old woman from Paterson who was treated and released from a hospital after suffering distress following the accident. Witnesses said she was crying and in shock at the scene.
No summonses were issued and no charges had been filed by late Monday, pending the final outcome of the investigation, police say.
An NJ Transit spokeswoman said Tuesday that the driver is not in service while an investigation into the matter proceeds.