Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two Pedestrians Struck by Chinatown Bus Near Manhattan Bridge, Police Say

CHINATOWN — Two pedestrians were struck by a Chinatown bus and injured at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge Monday night, police said.

The Fung Wah vehicle hit a man and a woman near Canal Street and Bowery just before 11 p.m., according to an NYPDspokesman.

Both victims were rushed to New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center.

One of the victims, a 57-year-old woman, was critically injured while the other pedestrian, a 63-year-old man, was stable, police said.

Neither victim was identified.

The 50-year-old driver, who remained at the scene of the accident, was issued a summons for failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, cops said.

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