NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman is dead after being hit by a Nassau County bus on Saturday night.

The accident happened in Jamaica, Queens around 8 p.m. as the woman was crossing Merrick Boulevard, police said.

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She was struck by a Nassau Inter-County Express Bus. Maleka Begum, 54,  had been shopping with her daughter when she was hit.

Begum was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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Begum’s family and friends gathered at the scene of the accident on Saturday night to mourn her loss, the Daily News reported. She was described as  a kindhearted woman and had recently announced plans to return to her native Bangladesh.

The driver of the bus will not be charged.

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