The NJ Transit bus driver who struck and critically injured a Union City man Friday night did not even know he struck the man until he was notified by passengers on the bus, police said in an accident report.
The posted speed limit for the street is 25 miles per hour, the report said.The incident occurred in front of the Engine 14 Firehouse, whose members were among the first responders at the scene. When police arrived, the victim was being treated for injuries to his head and right leg.
The man was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center. The driver told police that he was turning left onto Palisade Avenue from Congress Street when passengers told him there was a "commotion" in the street. The driver said he never saw the man, the report said.
At the JCMC, medical officials were unable to get an account of what happened from the victim.
The 58-year-old underwent emergency surgery early Saturday morning and underwent a second surgery Sunday, Jersey City Medical Center spokesman Mark Rabson said. He was in guarded condition this afternoon.
NJ Transit officials refused to comment on the incident and would not say if any actions have been taken against the bus driver.