Cops: Woman, 90, Struck By Bus In NJ Hit-And-Run

FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A pocketbook and cane lay near the curb of a street in Fort Lee – the evidence of a hit-and-run that sent an elderly woman to the hospital and police on the search for an Academy bus driver.

Fort Lee Police Captain Roy Bortolus said a 90-year-old woman was struck while attempting to get onto a bus as its doors were closing at Main and John Streets at 8:50 a.m. Friday.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg speaks with witnesses at the scene

The woman was sent crashing to the pavement after she was struck by the bus as it pulled away from the stop. Bortolus said it is not clear whether the driver knew he had struck someone.

The victim was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.

Bortolus said they have the number of the bus and the route. The bus company has been contacted. Investigators may retrace the bus route to interview additional witnesses or regular riders.

The Bergen County Prosecutors Office is investigating.

  • Bill Turley

    It is purely the responsibility of the driver to operate his vehicle in a totally safe manner. He probably was not watching the doorway.

  • Vic

    90 year old — exactly how fast does anybody think she was running to get on a bus with doors closing? that driver knew dang well there was someone by the door. Especially if she did something stupid like try to push her can through the doors. But I do have to hand it yet another inept Jersey driver. You do your state proud.

  • Mr. Armenia

    The woman should not have been trying to get on the bus with the doors closing. she is at fault here.

    The driver did not kow he hit anyone. But now the passengers did not even know either.

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