10-year-old struck and killed by NJ Transit bus
BERGENFIELD — An NJ Transit bus struck and killed a 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle on Monday afternoon as he started to cross a street.
The boy, whose identity was not disclosed, was hit at the intersection of Church Street and Veterans Plaza by the bus on the 166 line around 4:30 p.m, according to NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Bergenfield Police, which is leading the investigation, said in a statement the boy had just entered a crosswal as the bus made a left turn to enter Veterans Plaza, NorthJersey.com reported.
The driver of the bus, a 58-year-old woman from Paterson, was very upset after the incident and was hospitalized for distress, according to Smith.
No charges have been filed.
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