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Woman run over by charter bus in Flushing hit-and-run

Photos by Robert Stridiron

Updated Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

Police have released the identity of an 84-year-old Flushing woman who was fatally run over by a bus at a neighborhood intersection Thursday night.

Authorities said the incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. near the corner of Main Street and Kissena Boulevard.

According to police, the victim — Aglaia Gouaris of Union Street — was attempting to cross Main Street in the middle of the block when she was hit by a charter bus which had the word “Skyliner” written on its side.

The NYPD stated on Saturday that the bus, which was stopped at a red light, proceeded northbound on Main Street after it turned green and struck Gouaris, who then fell to the pavement. The bus’s rear wheels then crushed Gouaris as it left the scene.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the scene along with EMS units, who pronounced the victim dead.

Police said on Saturday that the Skyliner bus along with its driver were later located. No charges have been filed as of Saturday night, but the investigation is ongoing.

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