At approximately 9:50 a.m., an MTA bus struck and killed a 73 year old woman near East Houston and Columbia Street. The victim was declared dead at the scene.
The bus was turning off of Avenue D onto East Houston when the woman was caught under the rear wheels of the bus. Witnesses stated that the bus driver did not initially realize that he had hit someone. Residents near the scene of the accident reported that corner where the accident took place is notoriously dangerous.
Leav & Steinberg has successfully represented a 57 year old woman that was struck by a bus and suffered traumatic leg amputations. A $5,000,000.00 settlement was obtained for the injuries our client sustained in the accident.