Police are investigating a freak traffic accident that killed a 59-year-old pedestrian in Brooklyn last week, authorities said Tuesday.
Lance Margolin was walking near Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue around 7 p.m. Thursday when a pole that had been hit by an MTA bus crashed to the ground, falling on him. Margolin suffered head and bodily injuries and later died.
According to the investigation, a 36-year-old man driving the MTA bus was trying to navigate around a disabled vehicle on Eastern Parkway when he hit the pole, which was on a sidewalk. The side mirror of the bus then hit the pole as well.
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The bus driver stayed and the scene and wasn't hurt. No other injuries were reported.
No charges have been filed in the case. The investigation is ongoing.