Vigil Planned For Tuesday In Memory Of Fulton Street Crash Victim Will Also Push For Higher Penalties Against Drivers

Vigil Planned For Tuesday In Memory Of Fulton Street Crash Victim Will Also Push For Higher Penalties Against Drivers
Photo via Fulton Area Business Alliance.
Photo via Fulton Area Business Alliance.

Christmas was one of Victoria Nicodemus’ favorite holidays. The art curator loved the energy, joy, festivity, and creativity of the season, said her family and friends. She would start decorating weeks before the big day. And ultimately, she died tragically doing what she loved.

A vigil will be held this coming Tuesday, December 22 at 6:30pm for the 30-year-old Brooklyn Heights resident at the spot where she was killed by a driver’s out-of-control car that jumped the curb on Fulton Street, outside Habana Outpost, on December 6. She was hit during a trip to shop for Christmas decorations. Her boyfriend and another woman were also injured in the impact.

Image via Facebook.
Image via Facebook.

Organized by Nicodemus’ family, colleagues, Councilmember Laurie Cumbo’s office, and advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, the vigil will pay tribute to her life while also calling for more penalties against drivers involved in causing pedestrian fatalities.

Currently, driver Marlon Sewell, 39, of Brownsville, only faces charges of driving without a license and without insurance. He remained at the scene of the accident; typically, in New York City, only drivers that flee the scene are charged for any injuries or fatalities that arise.

“It’s a little disconcerting. Right now they’re treating this like a traffic case,” Nicodemus’ brother, Hank Miller, told DNAInfo.

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