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Teen Killed Crossing Street In Midwood

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Tragedy struck the Midwood community when a 15-year-old girl was struck by a car and killed at East 7th Street and Avenue O yesterday afternoon, according to an article in the New York Daily News.

Sara Kischik was clipped by a 2006 Ford van after she stepped in the road from between two parked cars at E. Seventh St. and Ave. O in Midwood about 2:50 p.m., police sources said.

Emergency workers with Hatzalah, a Jewish ambulance service, took the injured girl to Maimonides Medical Center.

The teen, who was a student at Bais Yaakov on 13th Ave., died at the hospital.

β€œMy heart goes out to family of 15 year old Bais Yaakov girl who died today while crossing street at Avenue O & East 7,” Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) posted on his Twitter account.

Police were still investigating, but said the driver of the van remained at the scene and was not expected to be charged.

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  1. πŸ™ Kids today don’t understand the DO NOT WALK signs and don’t obey them…. there have been many incidents like this on AVE P and Coney Island where the cars have an arrow to turn but the kids from school always run or people start crossing…. it’s like School don’t teach kids NOT TO CROSS THE STREET WHEN THE LIGHT SAYS DO NOT WALK….. Looks like we can point fingers at the school system for this….

    My condolences to the family… It’s sad to hear news like this πŸ™

  2. Actually it’s the cars who do not understand the WALK sign- they turn when their light is green AND the WALK sign is on for the pedestrians. It happens all the time. When they start prosecuting drivers for disregarding walk signs maybe less “accidents” would happen.

  3. This does not seem to be the case here as this kid walked between two parked cars to cross the street..very sad that she could not wait to cross at a cross walk- very costly mistake.

  4. Why is the school system and teachers always responsible for something parents can do? My parents taught me to cross the street. Stop blaming teachers and school for poor parenting.

  5. I don’t think it was her fault. I walk around the Midwood area all the time and have had to be extra careful because the cars just don’t stop! It’s like the drivers don’t care to obey the lights and keep going. Something really has to be done. And its not just the religious jews and chinese drivers that are doing this, I was crossing the other day on East 9th and I had the right of way and a cab driver kept going. They really should re-learn the rules of the road before more people get hurt. And when i say “they” i mean the people in general. I am not signaling out a particular demographic, Im just saying in my experiences they are the ones that don’t seem to know how to operate machinery.

  6. It is a very dangerous area because cars do just go and not care if you are crossing or not. Poor Girl had her whole life in front of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. I really hope something is done to in force obeying the rules of the road.

  7. There are so many variables that lead to a multitude of tragedies such as these. Lots of people, besides “the jews and asians,” are more focused on what is happening on their smart phones than they are on what’s in front of them on the road, and I think that qualifies them as being worse than bad drivers. Whether a driver and / or a pedestrian follow[s] the rules of the road, sometimes an accident just happens. It’s horrible, but fingers don’t need to be pointed at ethnic groups for being somehow indirectly responsible for these types of tragedies, since all ethnicities are capable of both good and poor driving.

  8. absolutely agree with you but some stereotypes exist for a reason. I saw an asian woman back her car up into the side of her driveway. Yes a black man can do that, but people don’t point fingers at the blacks for that. But why every time i almost get hit by a car in that area, its a jew or a asian behind the wheel? is it fate? or is it reality?

  9. Re: “But why every time i almost get hit by a car in that area, its a jew or a asian behind the wheel?” You answered your own question. That’s like asking, “But why every time i almost get hit by a car in San Francisco’s Castro District, its [sic] a gay man or lesbian behind the wheel?” And if it was in Brighton, it would most likely be a Russian, Pakistani or Mexican.

  10. Seriously, I can’t stand it when the driver gets blamed for something that a pedestrian does wrong. Crossing between parked cars is dangerous for the person crossing the street, and people who get hit by a car while jay walking should get fined/prosecuted, and not the driver.

  11. But Ryan- she stepped out from between two parked cars- the driver didn’t have a chance! It would be a whole different game if she was at a proper cross walk and this tragedy happened! Now her family suffers, the poor driver who hit her will have nightmares for ever and anyone that witnessed it will have memories to deal with. We need to really work on teaching our kids to cross in crosswalks only- the two minutes saved may cost them their lives!


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