Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Report: Woman, 73, killed by M14D on East Houston

A woman died after being hit by an MTA bus as it passed Columbia Street and East Houston this morning around 9:45 a.m., according to published reports.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was 73, according to ABC-7. None of the passengers on the M14D were apparently injured. The investigation continues.

Updated 5:30 p.m.

Streetsblog has more details on the deadly collision.

Anna Colon, 73, was crossing East Houston Street north to south at around 9:50 a.m. when the driver, who was also southbound, hit her while turning left from Avenue D onto East Houston, according to NYPD.


East Houston at Avenue D is a wide two-way street with concrete medians in the crosswalks. Drivers injured 15 people walking at the intersection between 2009 and 2015, and had injured one other person there this year as of August, according to city crash data.

Residents told the Daily News that this intersection is dangerous.

“I feel afraid every time I cross that corner. I hold my breath and keep an eye out for a bus," said Rosalind Collazo, 49. “The buses go fast and don't stop. It's not the buses, the cars go fast too. They do U-turns when they are not supposed to.”

Colon had nine children, according to the Daily News.


Trixie said...

Oh, how awful. God rest her.

Gojira said...

RIP, ma'am...condolences to your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm horrified to think how I'll manage to navigate our treacherous streets as I get older. Even as a younger person, I need to employ my best reflexes to keep myself safe even when I have the right of way (or especially then - rapidly turning drivers!); this is so insanely dangerous for our elderly neighbors. Condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad and not unusual..it it is very dangerous crossing the streets,especially when people are not looking when they are driving, etc. rip..sad

Scuba Diva said...

That stretch of East Houston is just awful; I'm surprised there aren't fatalities there every week.

Anonymous said...

Crossing guards hired from the local community?