KIPS BAY — A woman who was pushing a shopping cart along Second Avenue was hit by an MTA bus Friday morning, officials said.
The woman, who the FDNY said was about 41 years old, was crossing 26th Street at Second Avenue about 10 a.m. when an M9 bus hit her, according to MTA officials and a witness.
The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to her head and legs, according to the MTA. The FDNY said the woman, who was placed on a stretcher with a neck brace, was conscious after the crash.
The MTA said officials were investigating how the collision occurred, but one witness said the bus was turning left onto Second Avenue, heading south, when it hit the woman, who was walking north.
“[The driver] was turning and she was crossing the street — I guess he just didn’t see her," said Igor Zadneprovsky, a 35-year-old construction worker who lives in the neighborhood.
"Basically she just got pushed and she yelled. It hit her shopping cart and it hit her. Unfortunately, he kept going for a second after he hit her."
The driver then stopped and remained at the scene.
"She did get tossed pretty hard," Zadneprovsky said, "but thank God he wasn’t going fast."