NYC man waiting for bus struck by suspected drunk driver

A 62-year-old man was critically hurt when a drunk driver lost control of his BMW and slammed into him as he waited for a bus on the Lower East Side late Thursday, cops said. 

The victim was sitting inside an MTA bus shelter at Grand and Lewis Streets just before 11 p.m. when 26-year-old Cristian Bueno — wearing a shirt emblazoned with the word “Shipwrecked” — lost control of a 2017 white BMW and mounted the curb, striking him, authorities said. 

Then the BMW crashed through the shelter before striking a black fence and coming to a stop, according to cops and photos from the scene. 

Police at the scene where a pedestrian that was sitting at a bus stop was struck by a vehicle on Lewis Street near Grand Street in New York, NY around 11:30 p.m. on September 2, 2021. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a shirt that read "ship wrecked" remained at the scene.
Before tragedy struck, the victim was waiting for the bus.
Christopher Sadowski

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, police said. 

Bueno, of Harlem, was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated, police said. 

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