Seth Kahn, 22, of Mamaroneck Village, was killed by an out-of service city bus as he was crossing 9th Avenue at 53rd Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 4 at around 8:40 am, according to an account on NYDailyNews.com.
An eyewitness posted a comment under the article noting that he had called 911 and wanted Mr. Kahn’s friends and family to take “what comfort you can” from knowing that “There was a group of about 7 people who rushed to his aide immediately, directed traffic around him and stayed right there with him.” He added that one woman held his hand and tried “to keep him with us a long as possible. He seemed to not be suffering.”
Several friends, shocked at the news, also posted comments. “I knew Seth from summer camp, he was a great guy,” wrote “roommate.”
Someone identified as “so very sad” wrote, “I know without any doubt that Seth impacted everyone he met, he wasn’t the kind of person you’d ever forget. So unique, so kind and unselfish.”
Mr. Kahn, Mamaroneck High School Class of 2004, had graduated last year from the University of Delaware and was pursuing a second degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
“It has been 5 years since he graduated from Mamaroneck but I remember him so well,” said Bob Sweeney,” Mr. Kahn’s high school guidance counselor. “There was a tenacity and intensity about Seth as he channeled so much creative energy toward the things he loved – an interesting combination of engineering, art and theater. But his intensity was balanced by his soft-spoken, thoughtful, compassionate, sensitive and kind manner.”