Staten Island, N.Y. — A Staten Island ophthalmology resident was rushed to a hospital Thursday night after being struck by a bus that crashed in the borough.
The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Staten and Bococca streets.
Staten Island Police said the driver was not injured.
Statens Island Mayor Dan Garofalo said a pedestrian was killed and a person was seriously injured.
Police have not yet identified the victim or a suspect.
A witness told police that a bus crashed into the driver’s car, which hit the pedestrian on the shoulder.
Garofalo, who lives on the island, said he called 911 to report the crash and that paramedics arrived to find the victim unresponsive.
He said he was not sure what caused the crash.
He said a witness told him the bus was going at high speed, and that a person had hit the driver.
He added that the witness didn’t have a vehicle description.
Police said the bus driver was taken to Staten Island Medical Center in stable condition.
The Staten Island Fire Department tweeted that the bus had hit a pole and was “going to come to a stop at a local intersection” at the time of the crash, and a witness said he saw the bus hit a tree.
Statena police are investigating.