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Boy, 7, struck and killed by MTA bus while riding his scooter in New York

A seven-year-old boy was struck and killed by a New York City bus on Saturday while riding his scooter in the Bronx. 

Police say that Shevon Bethea was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with severe head trauma after being hit by a MTA bus in the Bronx around 3.30pm. 

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Bethea, originally from Brooklyn, was later pronounced dead by hospital officials, according to The New York Post. 

 A NYPD officer makes notes on the scene of an accident that left a seven-year-old boy dead 

The 38-year-old bus driver, whose identity has not been released, remained at the scene of the incident 

The 38-year-old bus driver, whose identity has not been released, remained at the scene of the incident 

The 38-year-old bus driver (pictured), whose identity has not been released, remained at the scene of the incident

The 38-year-old bus driver (pictured), whose identity has not been released, remained at the scene of the incident

Police say that Shevon Bethea was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with severe head trauma

Police say that Shevon Bethea was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with severe head trauma

Investigators said the incident occurred as the bus was heading south on Webster Avenue near East 184th Street. 

‘This is a tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy. We are working closely with police,’ Shams Tarek, a spokesman for the MTA, said in a statement. 

The 38-year-old bus driver, whose identity has not been released, remained at the scene of the incident.

An eyewitness told CBS affiliate Channel 2 New York that the city may have been at fault in the incident. 

‘The bus hit the kid, the bus hit the kid hard, too, because the kid flew,’ Reena Roy told the broadcaster

‘I know one thing, that light was yellow, the light turn red – to me, the kid had the right of way.’

Authorities are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made. 

'I know one thing, that light was yellow, the light turn red – to me, the kid had the right of way,' said eyewitness Reena Roy

‘I know one thing, that light was yellow, the light turn red – to me, the kid had the right of way,’ said eyewitness Reena Roy

Pictured is the bus operated by the 38-year-old driver who struck and killed Shevon Bethea on Saturday 

Pictured is the bus operated by the 38-year-old driver who struck and killed Shevon Bethea on Saturday 

'This is a tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy,' said MTA spokesperson Shams Tarek

‘This is a tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy,’ said MTA spokesperson Shams Tarek

Authorities are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made. The driver is seen above

Authorities are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made. The driver is seen above



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