On Thursday, October 29, 2020, at approximately 1813 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision, involving a pedestrian, struck at the intersection of Morris Park Avenue and Radcliff Avenue, within the confines of the 49th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 78-year-old male pedestrian, lying on the roadway with head trauma.
EMS responded to the location and transported the aided male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, and the NYPD was advised of the male’s updated condition.
Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that a 2007 MTA express bus, operated by a 45-year-old male, was traveling eastbound on Morris Park Avenue, approaching the intersection of Radcliff Avenue with a steady green traffic light signal. As the vehicle proceeded through the intersection, it did strike the pedestrian with the left side of the front bumper, as the pedestrian was crossing Morris Park Avenue, from northeast to southeast in the marked crosswalk, against the pedestrian light signal. The pedestrian fell to the pavement, and sustained severe head trauma.
The bus operator remained on scene and was not injured.
The deceased has been identified as follows.
1712 Radcliff Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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