Man struck and killed by city bus as he crosses E. 23rd St. in Manhattan
No criminality suspected in death of 21-year-old Amos Veloz of Washington Heights
By Edgar Sandoval And Christina Boyle / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:09 AM
First responders at the scene where a man was struck and killed by a city bus as he crossed E. 23rd St. at Broadway on Thursday night.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a city bus as he crossed a busy Manhattan intersection Thursday.
Amos Veloz, 21, was in the middle of E. 23rd St. between Broadway and Madison Ave. when he was hit shortly before midnight.
The Washington Heights resident was dragged underneath the bus for several feet as the driver was heading eastbound and preparing to stop at a designated stop, witnesses said.
“I saw the bus turn into 23rd, the next thing I heard was a guy yelling at everyone to get away,” said Wesley Alexandera.
“I run around and see the body pinned under the wheel.”
Police and Emergency Medical Service workers arrived at the scene, but Veloz could not be saved
No criminality is suspected in the incident.
A female bartender at Live Bait Bar said she heard a group of people run inside the venue and yell: “Someone got hit by a bus.”
“It looked like the person was dragged,” she added.
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