An 84-year-old woman walking home from the grocery store was stuck and killed by a bus last night in Aventura, just one block from her own home. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of 199th Street and NE 29th Place.
The victim has been identified as Barbara Rubenstein.
Her son-in-law tells NBC Miami, that Rubenstein had gone to see a movie earlier in the day at Aventura Mall, and then decided to stop at the Publix afterwards.
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Family members had talked to Rubenstien earlier in the day, but became concerned when she didn't answer her cellphone. The son-in-law then noticed the flashing lights around the accident scene and asked if a pedestrian was involved. When police informed him that there was he quickly realized that it was his mother-in-law.
No one else was injured, but Miami-Dade transit officials have released few other details.