NEW YORK - An MTA driver has been arrested and charged after authorities say his bus struck and killed a woman in Manhattan during the Friday evening rush.
Roger Weckworth, 63, is facing counts of Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian and Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian Causing Injury.
Fire officials say they responded to a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Place and Exchange Alley in Lower Manhattan.
The MTA says the woman, later identified as Bella-Yury Krementsova, 58, of Manhattan, was struck by the QM7 bus.
According to police, the driver of the bus was alerted by other pedestrians that there was a woman under the back of the bus.
Krementsova was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Weckworth remained at the scene and was later transported to Beth Israel Hospital for evaluation.