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Senior run over by school bus and killed

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:05 pm | Updated: 4:23 pm, Mon Nov 11, 2019.

An 83-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a school bus while walking with his wife on Wednesday morning in Middle Village, according to police.

Bing Nuan Chen was hit at the intersection of 67th Drive and 73rd Place at approximately 8:35 a.m. The yellow school bus had been traveling southbound on 73rd Place when it made a left turn onto 67th Drive and struck him as he crossed north to south at the corner of 67th Drive.

Responding officers discovered Chen, who lived on 74th Street in Middle Village, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the body. EMS responded and transported him to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead. The 56-year-old female bus driver remained at the scene.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation is ongoing by the New York City Police Department’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad.

Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village) visited the scene of the crash.

“I’ve been calling for a traffic study of 73 Place and the surrounding area for more than a year and the DOT has not come up with any solutions yet,” Holden said in a Facebook post. “We don’t even have traffic markings on the road or a crosswalk at this particular intersection. A full investigation is underway but it seems that simple traffic safety measures could have been performed there for quite some time.”

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