QUEENS — A school bus driver was arrested under Vision Zero after an 85-year-old woman he struck in December died this week from her injuries, authorities said Wednesday.
Jeanine Deutsch was crossing 108th Street, near 70th Road, in Forest Hills just steps from her home on Dec. 19, shortly before 1 p.m., when she was hit by a yellow school bus, police said.
Officials said that the bus was turning onto 70th Road from 108th Street, when it struck Deutsch, who had the right of way.
Police said that Deutsch, who lived on that corner, was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition, police said.
She died on Tuesday, Feb. 24, police said.
Authorities said that the driver, identified as Isaac Sanson, 47, of Bensonhurst, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with failure to yield right of way.
The Queens District Attorney's office said that Sanson received a desk appearance ticket and is set to appear in court on March 4.
The accident did not involve a Department of Education bus, a spokesman for the agency said. It was not immediately clear who the driver worked for and whether children were on board at the time of the accident.
The arrest comes of the heels of a recently implemented law, which penalizes drivers who fail to yield and as a result injure or kill pedestrians.
Several other motorists have been arrested under Vision Zero laws in recent months.
Last week, a van driver was arrested for hitting and seriously injuring an 80-year-old woman in Flushing.