October 2014 Red Bus Accident

RIOC Settlement Agreement in Death of Bicyclist Ana Maria Mostrom

A white bicycle has been parked as a memorial to Swedish model Ana Maria Mostrom, who died after colliding with a Red Bus.
A white bicycle has been parked as a memorial to Swedish model Ana Maria Mostrom, who died after colliding with a Red Bus.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

According to a story in the New York Daily News, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has reached a mediated settlement agreement with the family of Swedish model Ana Maria Mostrom.

Mostrom died after she collided with a Red Bus, while riding her bicycle on Main Street across from 10 River Road. The bus, driven by Edward Buggs, Jr., was turning left into the now abandoned Motorgate stop near Gristedes.

Buggs, who no longer works for RIOC, was not charged.

A $500,000 agreement was reached in a suit that claimed RIOC was negligent. It was sent to a Surrogate Court judge for approval.

A brain injury led to the Octagon resident's death, one week after the accident.

Since the accident, the Motorgate stop has been replaced by a sheltered area along Main Street opposite the place where Mostrom was struck, and a white memorial bicycle marks the spot where she fell.

The Daily thanks Raye Schwartz for her tip on this story.

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