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Forest Hills woman fatally struck by MTA bus

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Police continue to investigate an accident at a Forest Hills intersection where a 59-year-old woman was struck and killed by a turning bus.

The NYPD said the accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday morning at the corner of 71st Avenue and Kessel Street.

According to authorities, Leyla Enukasvili of Queens Boulevard was crossing Kessel Street from north to south when she was hit by a Q23 bus turning westbound onto Kessel Street from the northbound side of 71st Avenue. The bus driver, a 52-year-old man, stopped the vehicle and remained at the scene.

Officers from the 112th Precinct and EMS units responded to the location. Enukasvili, who suffered severe head trauma, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed against the driver, and an inquiry by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

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