Friends remember Upper West Side man, Alexander Shear, killed by Shafer Tour bus on Broadway and West 96th Street

A 73 year-old man tragically mowed down by a tour bus on the Upper West Side Friday was Manhattan’s king of 20th century kitsch who almost had a television show on American pop culture.


Alexander Shear, whose widespread collection was highlighted in the New Yorker and People magazines, was the city’s go-to guy for artifacts from the last century.


He was killed at about 8:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit and dragged by a Shafer Tour bus that turned down Broadway onto W. 96th St.


Horrified witnesses chased after the bus and flagged down the driver, who stopped near Amsterdam Ave.


“I didn’t know. I didn’t see him!” the panic-stricken driver told detectives.


No arrests have been made and no summonses were issued to the driver.

The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan represent many pedestrians struck by vehicles in the City of New York.  We take over where the police stop and make those responsible pay for their actions.  We have some of the most experienced attorneys and investigators who are trained in uncovering the most important details in pedestrian death accidents.

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