Data analyst hit by bus while waiting at US airport dies

New York: A 47-year-old Indian-origin data analyst was killed on the spot after being struck by a bus at Boston’s international airport where he had gone to pick up a friend, according to a media report. 

Vishwachand Kolla, originally from Andhra Pradesh, was an employee of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. 

He was at the Logan International Airport, Boston to pick up a visiting musician from the airport traveling to Boston when the incident took place on March 28, US media report said. 

Massachusetts State Police said Kolla was at the lower level of Terminal B to pick up a friend around 5 p.m. when he was struck by a bus. 

“Kolla was standing on the driver’s side of his Acura SUV while, simultaneously, the Dartmouth Transportation motor coach was traveling on the roadway. The investigation indicates that the middle of the bus made contact with Kolla and dragged him along the driver’s side of his SUV,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement. 

An off-duty nurse rushed to help Kolla but he died at the scene, the report added. 

Troopers interviewed the bus driver, a 54-year-old woman, and inspected the bus. She has not been charged at this point in the investigation, the report said. 

Meanwhile, Kolla’s relatives have set up a gofundme page USD 406,151 raised of USD 750,000 goal. 

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