Three pedestrians killed in crashes in New York City in less than a week
A 20 year old pedestrian died after she was struck by a racing hit and run driver sending her barreling toward a MTA Bus that also struck her. The accident occurred last Thursday around 6:30 pm at the intersection of Third Avenue and 96th Street (see Google Map picture on the left). A witness who was working near by said the impact was so loud that she could heard it. The bus driver stayed at the scene of the accident but the driver of the car that hit her, a black sedan, never stopped. The police are still looking for the driver. The victim was rushed to the hospital but the injuries were so bad that she could not be saved. (read more in the NY Daily News)
Two more pedestrians killed earlier during the week
A senior pedestrian was killed as she was crossing the street in Lower Manhattan, last Monday morning. The accident occurred around 9:30 am. An 83 year old woman was crossing Lafayette Street when the driver of a pick up truck who was making a left from White Street onto Lafayette struck her. The 35 year old driver remained at the scene of the accident and so far has not been charged. A certified nurse assistant who happened to drive by the scene of the accident told the NY Daily news that the victim was too injured for emergency care. Other witnesses mentioned blood everywhere on the sidewalk. Paramedics still rushed the victim to the hospital but she could not be saved.
The same day at night, a driver killed another pedestrian in Brooklyn. 61 year old Glen Fields was crossing Bedford Avenue at the intersection of Hasley when a 19 year old driver behind the wheel of a BMW struck him. The victim lived less than a mile away from the scene of the accident. He was transported to the hospital but he didn’t survive. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged.