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Longtime MTA bus driver struck by car and killed

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Longtime MTA bus driver struck by car and killed as he walked toward his Brooklyn depot

 

The 63-year-old father of three may have suffered a heart attack, a source said.

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By Clare Trapasso AND Pete Donohue / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Todd Maisel/New York Daily News

 

A veteran MTA bus driver was killed Tuesday morning when he was struck by a car while walking to his depot in East New York, authorities said.

 

 

 

A veteran MTA bus driver was killed Tuesday morning when he was struck by a car as he headed to work at an East New York bus depot, authorities said.

James Neverson, the 63-year-old father of three adult children, was across from the depot when he was hit about 8:20 a.m. at Alabama and Jamaica avenues, near the Brooklyn-Queens border, colleagues and authorities said.

The car’s driver remained at the scene, police said.

Neverson was taken to Brookdale Hospital and may have suffered a heart attack, a source said.

Drivers at the depot are “devastated,” said Earl Phillips, Secretary-Treasurer of Transport Workers Union Local 100 said.

“They are very hurt over the situation,” Phillips said. “They are shedding tears over their brother.”

A worker at the depot said Neverson had been with the MTA for 21 years. He also said that cars often speed past the depot after exiting the Jackie Robinson Parkway, which terminates one block east of the bus garage.

Neverson’s brother, Reggie, said James had emigrated from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent when he was in his 20s.

He shared a three-story home in Canarsie with Reggie and their sister.

“He was the best brother you could ask for,” Reggie Neverson said. “He was a hard-working man. He's a family man. I'm at a loss for words. I'm shocked, devastated.”

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R.I.P. sad very sad!!

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If only there was a potion to bring hin back. Anyways RIP. His family and friends will obviously be the most hurt. Also they should do something about that speed limit thing. Either extend the highway or divert the exit, both which would obviously $$$.

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I'm wondering the car ran a light or anything or if the b/o was walking against the light?

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