Boy, Woman Killed by Public Buses Hours Apart

A 6-year-old boy was killed when a Nassau County bus swerving to avoid hitting a pedestrian crashed into his Hempstead home five hours after a pedestrian was fatally struck by another public bus in Suffolk County on Tuesday evening.

Police said a 35-year-old man crossed Fulton Avenue in front of a westbound NICE bus when the driver blew the horn, swerved, hit the pedestrian and then struck a house near the corner of Tennessee Avenue at 9:34 p.m.

Debris fell on David Granados inside the house, who was reportedly sleeping in the front room. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later.


Hit 7-year-old brother who was in the same room was hospitalized for his injuries along with the pedestrian. Eight of the 11 passengers on the bus suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The case came after Suffolk County police said a 35-year-old woman was fatally struck by a southbound transit bus on Homestead Drive near the corner of Middle Country Road in Coram at 4:48 p.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not immediately released.

The driver and 12 passengers aboard the bus were not injured.

Sixth Squad detectives are investigating that case while Nassau Homicide Squad detectives are probing the Hempstead case. No criminality was found in either case.

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