Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Woman Fatally Struck by City Bus on Northern Boulevard in Queens

QUEENS — A young woman was struck and killed by a city bus early Wednesday in Flushing, officials said.

Meilan Jin, 22, of Flushing, was hit by a Q44 bus about 8 a.m. at Northern Boulevard and Union Street, fire and police officials said.

"It's always dangerous here," said Julio Guambana, 40, an Astoria resident who works where the accident occurred.

Witness Fahid Ghalem, 54, said that the woman was carrying shopping bags and talking on her cell phone when she was hit.

Jin was pronounced dead by the time cops arrived at 8:15 a.m. 

"The bus operator was not aware that she hit anybody and kept going," a transit spokeswoman said.

She added that the NYPD was interviewing the driver, and that New York City Transit officials were waiting to talk to her, too.

Police said no criminality is suspected in the case.

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