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Man dead after being struck by NICE bus in Hempstead, Nassau police say

A man running across a Hempstead street late Monday night died after he was struck by a NICE bus, Nassau police said in a statement.

The victim, 35, whose identity was withheld, was running south on Main Street at about 11:06 p.m. when he was hit by the bus headed west on Columbia Street.

Police said he "suffered serious body trauma" and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mark L. Smith, a spokesman for NICE said in an email statement: "NICE Bus views the safety of our passengers, employees and the communities we serve as our highest priority and are deeply saddened by last night’s accident. We are currently in the process of actively investigating the incident and are cooperating fully with Nassau County and New York State authorities."

No other injuries were reported, police said, adding the investigation is ongoing.

With Deborah S. Morris

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