Woman Struck and Killed by Bus in Brooklyn, Officials Say
CANARSIE — A 47-year-old woman was struck and killed by a bus on East 105th Street in Canarsie as she made her way to work Friday morning, FDNY officials and witnesses said.
Lorraine Ferguson was crossing the street on her way to a B103 bus stop up when a white Nassau and Suffolk Rides Unlimited bus rounded Avenue K and hit her about 7:15 a.m., witnesses said.
Her husband was on the street and witnessed the accident.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, an FDNY spokesman said.
The victim's mother, Eubeem Smith, 70, rushed to the scene after Ferguson's husband told her what happened.
"I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe it," Smith said, crying. "She was the best daughter. Anybody could call her for anything, any time, and she'd give it to you."
Police are still investigating the accident, but said there's no criminality suspected.
Family friends at the scene said Ferguson was a mother of two men.
"She was a loving mother," said friend Anthony Bert, 39. "Just an all around caring person. Hard working. The kind of person you liked to be around."
Bert said Ferguson's family had been repairing its nearby Avenue J home, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
"She just got finished up fixing her house from the floods," Bert said. "It's sad to think she'll never get to see [the repairs]."