A horrific bus accident occurred when a city bus struck and killed a 70 year old woman, cutting her "in half," according to witnesses.
70-year old woman cut into half after she was hit by bus driver
A horrific bus accident occurred when a city bus struck and killed a 70 year old woman, cutting her in half.
According to The NY Daily News, the elderly woman was crossing Fulton Street at Sackman Street in Brownsville around 6:15am Tuesday morning when the bus struck her as she was crossing, leaving the woman dead in a horrific condition.
Carol Bell, who was walking with the aid of a wheeled walker, was crossing a road at about 6.15am yesterday in Brooklyn, New York.
The driver, identified as Paul Roper, was making a turn when he hit her head on.
Surveillance video shows that the slow-moving woman was in the driver’s line of sight for several seconds before he hit her.
Carol Bell — described by friends as a “woman with a heart of gold” — was crossing Fulton St. near Sackman St. in Ocean Hill at 6:15 a.m. when the B15 bus, driven by Paul Roper, hit her head-on as the bus made a turn.
Bell, a mother and grandmother battled both a heroin addiction and homelessness, died at the scene, officials said.
Ramon Garcia was walking by as the grisly scene unfolded.
“She was cut in half … definitely in half,” Garcia said. “I tried to help her but she was too bloody. There was a lot of blood.”
Roper returned the bus to the depot and apparently never reported the incident, officials said.
About three hours later, the bus was back on the road — picking up passengers about seven miles from where the fatal crash took place, officials said.
Roper could face up to seven years in prison after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He was also charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and exercise due care.
Watch the video of the fatal accident below.
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