A 62-year-old woman was killed Monday night after she was hit by an MTA bus while crossing East 17th Street at Avenue Z, authorities say.
The NYPD identified the woman as Eleonora Shulkina. They say she was walking across East 17th Street just before 6pm when a B36 bus made a left turn from Avenue Z and slammed into Shulkina. She was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police.
The bus driver remained at the scene and authorities continue to investigate the crash. No arrests have been made.
The New York Daily News reports that Shulkina had finished her shift as a hotel worker in Manhattan and was on her way home when she was struck. She had been carrying bags of groceries for her family, according to the paper.
Buses have caused several other injuries and deaths in the area this year. In January, a man was in danger of losing his leg after he was hit by a B82 bus near East 18th Street and dragged down Kings Highway. Another man was struck and killed in February by a school bus on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood. And in September, two young women were hospitalized when a bus in Manhattan Beach slammed into their car.