Driver charged in pedestrian death at Conn. casino
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who was driving a casino tour bus that struck and killed a pedestrian at Mohegan Sun last year has been arrested in the death, Connecticut state police said.
Lin Qi Si, 39, of Braintree, Mass., was charged last week with failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk and negligent homicide with a motor vehicle. He is free on a promise to appear for a Dec. 19 hearing in Norwich Superior Court.
A phone listing for Si could not be found.
The bus struck 62-year-old Pui Yi Li of New York City in front of the Mohegan Tribal Public Safety building as she was walking to work at the casino on Dec. 5, 2012. She suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The investigation by state police determined that the pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk after Si turned left on a green light.
Si told police he did not see Li until he struck her, and the investigation found that his view may have been partially obstructed by a pillar and side-view mirror. But an investigator said it was the bus driver's responsibility to adjust for blind spots, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Si was arrested on Dec. 3 after state police received an accident reconstruction report.