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Woman Fatally Struck By Car In Gerritsen Beach Last Night

(Photo via New York City Alerts/twitter)

Last night, a woman was struck and killed by a pick-up truck while crossing the street between two parked cars in Gerritsen Beach, said cops.

The woman, who was in her 50s, was crossing near Whitney Avenue and Gerritsen Avenue on Tuesday, February 7 when she was struck by a Ford F-150 driving southbound on Gerritsen Avenue. Police found her unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the body around 6:20pm, shortly after sunset.

She was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where she died from her injuries. The 55-year-old Ford driver stayed on scene, said cops.

The investigation is ongoing by the New York City Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad.

There have been nine collision injuries at that Gerritsen Beach intersection and five fatalities in the small community since 2009, according to Vision Zero data.

There have been a slew of devastating traffic fatalities in southern Brooklyn so far this year, including two people struck and killed near Marine Park and Gravesend on January 1 and 3, respectively; a 69-year-old bicyclist struck and killed by a truck on Avenue X near Coney Island Avenue; an 88-year-old man killed nearby at Avenue X and Ocean Parkway; and a 90-year-old woman struck in broad daylight on Gravesend Neck Road on January 19.

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