Woman Killed by Cement Truck While Crossing Street

68-year-old Judith Wieder died yesterday when she was hit by a cement mixer truck in Borough Park.

Police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 49 Street at approximately 9:48 p.m. Wieder was pronounced dead on the scene.

Woman Fatally Struck by Cement Truck @CitizenApp

49th St & New Utrecht Ave Yesterday 11:57:35 AM EST

 

The driver of the truck, a 48-year-old man, remained at the scene. His name has not been released.

A preliminary investigation by NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad determined that Wieder was struck while walking across New Utrecht Avenue, outside of the crosswalk. The investigation is ongoing.

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Rachel Lindy Baron

Rachel is a reporter for Bklyner and recent Brooklyn transplant who is a bit obsessed with food.

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  1. This is the fault of the DOT and their close alliance with Transportation Alternatives and other anti-car groups. Pedestrians are not considered even remotely at fault (ditto for bicyclists) when they break the law and are struck by a motor vehicle. It’s always the motorists fault. Yet in NYC pedestrians routinely jaywalk, don’t wait for walk signs, cross mid-block, etc. etc. We all do it.. I do it, too. Yet the DOT is silent on the notion of shared responsibility for safety on City streets.

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