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Roller Skater Hit By Bus by Circle Line

By Tuan Nguyen | August 17, 2011 11:54am

A woman was seriously hurt when she was hit by a bus turning at the boarding point for Circle Line boat tours Wednesday, police and fire officials said.

The woman was trapped under a wheel of the M42 cross town bus at the West Side Highway and 43rd Street.

She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, an police said.

A witness said she had been roller skating.

'She was trying tp get past the bus but was hit by it," said Laila Holmes, 21, who works at cycle store Bike & Roll.

"The bus driver clearly didn't see her as he kept rolling. There were four, five other pedestrians shouted and told him that he hit someone.''

The accident happened at 8:09 a.m.

The woman has not been named.