A driver jumped the curb while attempting to park on East 19th Street between Avenue U and Avenue T, hitting an elderly woman and pinning her beneath the car.
A tipster tells Sheepshead Bites that the accident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. in front of 2060 East 19th Street. The driver was pulling into a parking spot when she lost control of her vehicle. According to the tipster, she jumped the curb and hit an elderly woman who was walking with her husband. After hitting her, the panicked driver attempted to reverse the vehicle, but instead drove forward and pinned the victim under the tire.
“It was crazy. Her whole face was smashed. There is blood on the sidewalk. Her husband was yelling for help,” the tipster told Sheepshead Bites.
A tweet from Transportation Alternatives’ VisionZeroNYC account reports that the woman did not survive the incident:
UPDATE: Female pedestrian struck by a driver on 19th St & Avenue U, Brooklyn did not survive. #VisionZero
— Vision Zero for NYC (@VisionZeroNYC) March 18, 2014
Sheepshead Bites has not yet confirmed a fatality.
UPDATE: Reader Gina R., a resident of the building, sent in this photo of the scene:
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