GREENWICH VILLAGE — A man struck by a sightseeing bus in Greenwich Village is in serious to critical condition, fire officials said.
The victim, who has not been identified, was hit at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday and was pinned underneath the bus, according to the FDNY and reports.
The victim was removed from under the vehicle and taken to Bellevue Hospital, officials said.
“I heard people shout 'Stop! Stop!'" said Saghir Akhder, 29, who works at a halal truck near the accident.
A City Sightseeing bus remained on scene and police were inspecting it Friday afternoon.
A bystander with the Instagram handle WilliamRobertBanks posted a photo from the scene of the accident:
The man was reportedly dragged screaming several feet by the bus.
Instagram user Lisa Swain said that tour buses are frequently thoughtless when it comes to walkers in Greenwich Village.
"Another pedestrian mowed over by a bus in our neighborhood," she wrote. "#tourbus -s are often reckless w pedestrians around here. He was alive when they took him so hope for the best."
Police said they were investigating the incident.
Manny Fonseca, a 66-year-old Stuyvesant Town resident, said he did not understand how the bus driver could not have seen the victim.
"This is such a busy intersection," he said. "It's just carelessness."