MTA Bus Driver Struck and Killed by Car in Brooklyn

By Tuan NguyenTrevor Kapp and Dan Rivoli  on September 18, 2012 11:21am  | Updated on September 18, 2012 4:25pm

EAST NEW YORK — A 63-year-old MTA bus driver and father of three on his way to work was struck and killed by a car on Alabama Avenue Tuesday morning, officials said.

James Neverson was headed to work at the East New York bus depot about 6:40 a.m. when a 1995 Toyota four-door sedan plowed into him near East New York Avenue, police said.

Neverson was taken to Brookdale Hospital unconscious and in critical condition and died a short time later, the NYPD said.

Relatives described Neverson, a married father of three who lived in Canarsie, as a quiet family man who kept mostly to himself.

"He never got into trouble," said Neverson's mother, Carmen Fox, 91, who moved with her son to the city from Saint Vincent in the West Indies more than 30 years ago. "He only knew work and home."

Neverson's nephew, who did not want to be named, described his uncle as "a strong man willing to help people."

"He was quiet, but he got things done," said the 23-year-old.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said in a statement that the agency was "deeply saddened" to hear of the accident.

A transit chaplain offered grief counseling at the hospital and depot for relatives and co-workers.

The driver of the vehicle, a 56-year-old man whom police did not identify, remained on scene, police said.

Cops do not suspect criminality.

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