Transit Paul Roper, MTA bus driver, accused of fatally hitting elderly woman in Brooklyn, fleeing the scene MTA city bus Photo Credit: Getty Images By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated November 3, 2015 5:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An MTA bus driver accused of fatally hitting a 70-year-old woman in Brooklyn before fleeing the scene Tuesday has been arrested, police said. The driver, 48-year-old Paul Roper, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. The bus was out of service at the time and heading back to the bus depot, authorities said. Roper, an MTA driver since 2000, was awaiting arraignment Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. The MTA said he was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Roper is accused of hitting Carol Bell with the bus as she was crossing Fulton Street by Sackman Street at about 6:15 a.m. Roper was turning right at the time. Bell lived one block away. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.