The 56-year-old driver of a the Skyliner charter bus that allegedly struck and killed a woman in Flushing, Queens, then fled, was found in Connecticut, police said. The accident happened on Thursday evening at the intersection of Main Street and Kissena Boulevard.
Aglaia Gounaris, 84, was crossing mid-block when she was hit by the right side of the bus. The bus drove away after it hit her, police said. According to witnesses, they saw several others cars hit the victim afterwards.
Gounaris was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim lived only a few blocks away from the accident.
The bus was heading to Foxwood Casino. It was scheduled to pick up passengers in Flushing around the time of the accident. Less than two hours later, the Connecticut police stopped the driver near Madison, Conn.
The driver, who has not been identified, was questioned by authorities. No charges have been filed yet. The investigation was ongoing.
Kissena Boulevard ranks as the eighth most dangerous or crash-prone street in Queens, and Main Street ranks as the ninth worst, according to the New York City Department of Transportation.
“This area right here has to be dealt with,” Sherell Jordan of Flushing, told reporters. “They’re always turning very sharp, and if you’re not careful, you can be hit.”
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