NEW YORK -- A collision between a school bus and a bicyclist turned deadly in Brooklyn on Thursday.
Neighbors watched as police canvassed the scene of the deadly crash. The school bus driver appeared shaken after the 44-year-old bicyclist died from his injuries.
"All my condolences to the family," Borough Park resident Juan Soto said.
Witnesses say both the bus and the bicyclist were heading in the same direction on Fort Hamilton Parkway. The bus made a right right on 41st Street, and at some point, they say the back of the bus hit the rider. The driver realized he hit something and came out to check.
People that live in the area say this is a busy strip, and this intersection in particular is quite dangerous.
"A lot of incidents have happened at this corner specifically," Soto said.
"You have to look both ways because the cars and the bikes, everyone moves too fast," Borough Park resident Alberto Zabala said.
We're told there were upwards of two dozen students on the bus at the time. One neighbor who lives nearby says he brought water for the driver and the girls on the bus.
They tell us that driver is known as one of the most careful and has been on this route for over a decade.
As police hauled the bicycle away, neighbors are keeping the rider in their prayers.
"I hope that person rests in peace," Borough Park resident Shannon Wong said.
That 66-year-old driver was free to leave the scene after the investigation.
Meanwhile, neighbors tell us they need traffic enforcement in this area.
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