MTA bus driver cuffed after he hit and killed senior in Bensonhurst

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Police arrested the driver of a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus after he fatally struck a Bensonhurst woman crossing Bay Parkway on Sept. 5.

The driver was making a right onto the parkway from Stillwell Avenue when he hit 81-year-old Yu Qing Chen just after 8 pm, as she crossed inside a crosswalk, cops said.

Paramedics transported the victim to Maimonides Hospital, where she died from injuries sustained in the crash, authorities said.

Officers booked the 62-year-old transit worker on charges including failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to exercise due care, according to police.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 8:58 am, September 7, 2018
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The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
MTA Bus Drivers beware: if you do the crime, then you'll do the time.
Sept. 7, 2018, 8:02 am
Hannah from Santa Barbara says:
No - not Yu Qing Chen!! This amazing woman and I have been friends ever since she illegally entered the country months ago. She was so full of life ; she loved rice, collecting empty cans, drying fish, spitting on the street, and staying up until the wee hours chatting with her 13 room-mates. Now that she’s killed herself, I’ll be devastated!
Sept. 8, 2018, 2:04 am
Hung Dong Wang from Canarsie says:
When will we Chinese learn how to cross the gah dam street?!?
Sept. 8, 2018, 7:52 am
Yu Quing Chen from Hell says:
Me so dead!
Sept. 9, 2018, 10:44 am
Pina109 from Bay Ridge says:
I do NOT know all the facts in this case But I do know and have seen how Asians cross the street It’s EXTREMELY dangerous and they MUST be informed About our rules of the road For pedestrians as well as motorists I’ve seen them walk out from between two parked cars NOT at the corner (safer) WITH THEIR BACKS FACING ONCOMING TRAFFIC ? It’s just insane that they live here with NO MIND to the rules of our road!
Sept. 10, 2018, 8:55 pm
Guangzhou Wahng from China says:
No way Piña! You bitsch! We Asians will never cross like the big-eyes (white people). Hit us with your busses, there’s like 2 billion other Chineses to replace them.
Sept. 11, 2018, 5:40 am

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