Brooklyn bicycle owner hit by metropolis bus and killed: cops
BROOKLYN, NY – A 33-year-old cyclist was hit by a city bus in Brooklyn on Wednesday, police said.
Adrian De Los Santos and the MTA bus were both traveling north on Graham Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue when they collided for reasons unknown, according to police. The crash is instigated by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.
De Los Santos, who The Daily News reported was on his way to work, was found lying on the street with trauma to his leg and torso, police said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 50-year-old bus driver stayed on site and was not injured, the police said.
The crash marks at least the second fatal collision between Graham and Metropolitan Avenues in recent years.
Activist group Transportation Alternatives called on the city on Thursday to improve the safety of the intersection.
“The Mayor knew this street was unsafe, knew the best measures to prevent death, but chose not to act,” said Executive Director Danny Harris. “That is inexcusable … No New Yorker should fear death or injury on our streets. Mayor de Blasio, we are calling for action now.”