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59-Year-Old Killed in a Freak Accident After MTA Bus Crashes Into Pole, Which Fell Down Onto Him

Afouda Bamidele
Apr 17, 2021
03:10 A.M.
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A 59-year-old pedestrian lost his life after an MTA bus caused an unexpected mishap that knocked him out and caused serious injury.


Lance Margolin’s family was thrown into an emotional state after an MTA bus knocked off a street pole that ended on top of him. Margolin was said to be returning from his wife’s party. 

In Brooklyn, New York, the incident occurred when the MTA bus was trying to navigate a faulty vehicle on the road. The side mirror had hit the pole, and the impact crushed the pole.

An MTA bus drove down Broadway on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images


The unfortunate moment happened when Margolin, his wife Balestire, and some of their friends walked back home after attending her birthday party.

Margolin’s friend Joanne recalled that she and another friend were walking ahead of Balestire and her husband when the sound of the crashing pole sent everyone running for safety.


At a point, she turned and noticed that one of the pair was on the floor. Joanne noted that she was terrified that Balestire had been struck to find out that Margolin had been the victim.

News from South Austin tells of how a man casually riding his scooter was thrown off after he collided with a box truck.


Balestire has since shared that she and her family are finding it hard to process the tragic passing of their loved ones, but they decided to hold on to the good memories about him. 

A community in Michigan recorded a similar unfortunate occurrence after it was reported that a high school assistant principal died on his way back from vacation with his family. 


Kevin Remenap, a staff member of Thornapple Kellogg High School, was said to have experienced a blood clot that resulted in a cardiac arrest. A GoFundMe account has since been set up for his family. 

The representative for Thornapple Kellogg released a statement chronicling the late assistant principal’s impact and how he formed a positive connection with the students at different academic levels. 

News from South Austin tells how a man casually riding his scooter was thrown off after colliding with a box truck. The accident happened at the 300 block of East Riverside Drive, APD. 

The driver of the box truck was unharmed, and according to authorities, there are no charges. However, investigations are still on, as demands for eye-witness accounts have been made.