Elderly NJ Woman Struck By Bus Dies From Injuries

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a 90-year-old woman critically injured when she was struck by a commuter bus that then left the scene has died from injuries.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office says Soon Yae Kim of Fort Lee was hit near Main Street in Fort Lee around 9 a.m. Friday.

She was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with internal injuries and injuries to her back, face and left arm, and she died there that night.

Fort Lee Police Capt. Roy Bortolus said it’s still not clear whether the driver knew he had struck someone. He said no charges had been filed as of Sunday afternoon, though the investigation was ongoing.

The Coach USA bus was going from Fort Lee to Bergen Community College.

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  • PeopleRnuts

    I have seen it too many times where pedestrians are never aware when they are at a intersection. I on two occasions saved people from blindly walking into the street. their main focus was on their phone or mp3 player. even if you have the right of way, you should still look and be alert. Don’t put your faith on the green light or the little white man. you have a a few @ss holes who don’t believe in yelding to pedestrians yet alone stopping at red lights. I am a driver to and i lost my car to a driver who ran the red light at a intersection. Almost killed me and my 2 kids. there was witnesses galore when she ran the red light and she admitted it too. she was a block away from her house! I took her to the cleaners.
    On both sides, drivers and pedestrians needs to be vigilant

  • yup

    did the driver drive up onto the sidewalk for him to be in the wrong, did I miss something from this article? – wow how folks love to blame the motorist – standing ON the curb saves lives from a 4000 lb or heavier vehicle coming STRAIGHT at you.

    Lets go with Jaywalking laws, lets go with lets stand back under the shelter provided at a bus stop, lets go with be alert even if you have the righter way just as any righter way motorist or pedstrain may have.

  • Joe

    Charge him with aggravated murder. Bus drivers never cease to amaze me. A step up from a street hoodlum and they have the power to operate such important machinery. Unreal.

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