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Public bus driver slams into elderly woman slicing her in half

By Mason White 6:49 PM November 4, 2015
Paul Roper 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A bus driver was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly slamming into an elderly woman, slicing her in half, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 48-year-old Paul Roper, an MTA bus driver, after being accused of killing 70-year-old Carol Bell in Brooklyn.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded Tuesday around 6:15 a.m., when Bell crossed Sackman Street at Fulton Street.

Roper, who was driving the B15 bus, slammed into Bell. After the incident, Roper drove away from the scene. Bell was found lying unconscious on the road and cut in half.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Roper was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.