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7-Year-Old Boy on Scooter Dies After MTA Bus Hits Him, Police Say

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    7-Year-Old Boy Dies After MTA Bus Hits Him, Police Say

    A seven-year-old boy died after being hit by an MTA bus Saturday afternoon, the NYPD said. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Tuesday, May 29, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A seven-year-old boy died after being hit by an MTA bus Saturday afternoon, the NYPD said

    • Brooklyn resident Shevon Bethea was riding a scooter in the Bronx when the bus hit him

    • The 38-year-old bus driver remained at the scene, and an investigation is ongoing

    A 7-year-old boy died after being hit by an MTA bus Saturday afternoon, the NYPD said.

    Brooklyn resident Shevon Bethea was riding a scooter near East 184th Street and Webster Avenue in the Bronx around 3:30 p.m. when an MTA bus traveling south on Webster Avenue struck the boy, police said.

    Witnesses, however, said the boy was rolling down a steep section of East 184th Street on his scooter when he lost control at the bottom and hit the bus. 

    Officers responding to the scene discovered Bethea lying on the ground with “severe body trauma,” according to police. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

    7-Year-Old Boy Dies After MTA Bus Hits Him, Police Say

    [NY] 7-Year-Old Boy Dies After MTA Bus Hits Him, Police Say
    A seven-year-old boy died after being hit by an MTA bus Saturday afternoon, the NYPD said.
    (Published Saturday, May 26, 2018)

    The 38-year-old bus driver remained at the scene, and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

    No passengers riding the Bx41 Select Bus Service bus that hit the boy were injured, the MTA said.

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