MTA employee hit by car on Verrazano Bridge
An MTA bridge-and- tunnel officer is in critical but stable condition after being hit by a car while on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge yesterdaymorning.
Thomas Choi was removing barriers on the bridge's Brooklyn-bound lower level around 7:45 a.m. to reopen the lane to traffic when a Nissan Maxima hit him. Choi, a 61-year-old Staten Island resident who's been with the MTA for 10 years, was unconscious when EMS crews arrived. He was transported to Staten Island University North Hospital and treated for severe pelvic and head injuries. The NYPD's Collision Investigating Squad was examining the incident. The 26-year-old Bayonne, N.J., woman behind the wheel stayed on scene. She and her four passengers were not injured.
The MTA said there were electronic message signs and red lights warning drivers that the lane was closed at the time of the collision.