TLS has obtained exclusive video of last night’s fatal accident involving a NJ Transit bus.
As earlier reported, the surveillance video shows the man walking eastbound on the sidewalk of Route 88 shortly before 10:00 PM when a bus struck him while making a left turn into the terminal.
The bus left the scene but was later stopped by police in Howell.
The man’s name has not yet been released.
“The operator of the bus has been cooperative and this is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department, New Jersey Transit Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit,” the Prosecutor’s office said.
The victim was 32 years old, the office said.
Truly awful. Also, very strange that the person did not appear to notice the bus at all and the bus driver does not appear to notice the pedestrian at all.
That the person did not notice the bus is not strange at all. He likely was listening to his headphones and the bus came from behind him.
That the driver didnt notice him is frightening and sheer recklessness. Driver should be tried for homicide
the driver is clearly looking to the right at the car coming right at him from that direction (it has to go around the bus) these buses are massive with huge wheels and the driver probably thought he hit a curb or rock. his entire attention is to his right its not so strange that he didnt feel or notice hitting something on his left
But how come the driver didnt bother looking left? The victim was in plain sight. Thats whats strange
bec traffic is coming fast from the right and only from the right. he glances left sees all clear starts inching up sees a break in traffic goes for it and kills a guy
drivers are paid to pay attention amateur mistakes are for amateurs not for trained and hired professionals
CLEARLY? I just see a black bus window. More likely he was blinded by the support between the front window and left side window.
What do you see?
Pls don’t post such videos it’s tempting to watch now I can’t sleep at night.
the buses should be equipped with sensors inside and outside the perimeters they cost as much as a Tesla and carry many more passengers and they should be brought up to date and this should be initiated at the state level so that it becomes the standard policy across the board
Agreed. Mobileye offers all kind of after market collision avoidance and pedestrians / cyclists / blind spot detection systems. It’s about time that NJ Transit invests in their buses especially with all the electric bikes and scooters on the road.
Alot of back seat drivers here. Try being in the operators shoes. Even sensors fail at times ppl. Do your research! Just gota keep your head on a swivel and focus on the road and drive for others
It’s not because sensors fail some times that they’re useless. I have such sensors on my small $99/mo car and they do a great job keeping me between the lines and warning me of collisions.
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