College Point, N.Y. – A 59-year-old MTA employee died tragically Tuesday morning when a bus backed into him at the College Point bus depot, police said.
Law enforcement officials said a 56-year-old male MTA bus driver drove a bus in reverse inside the depot on 28th Avenue between Ulmer Street and College Point Boulevard at about 10:20 a.m. on March 27. The victim had been changing tires on a nearby vehicle. It appears the bus driver did not see the other MTA employee and proceeded to back the bus into the victim, killing him.
EMS rushed to aid the victim, but the worker was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
According to WABC-TV, the bus driver is being questioned about the incident.
Police from the 109th Precinct are investigating the accident, but say no criminality is suspected.