According to an online news report posted on nypost.com, a driver was arrested for allegedly hitting and killing a 69-year-old Brooklyn woman who was outside her home.
The driver, a 65-year-old woman, was traveling westbound on Avenue M in Midwood, New York, around 5:30 pm. The woman attempted to make an illegal U-turn at a red light at East 12th Street and struck the pedestrian, making the u-turn, according to police.
The victim, who was walking along East 12th Street, was trying to cross Avenue M, was walking in a marked crosswalk. The victim was severely injured, and she was transported to Maimonides Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The 65-year-old driver was arrested at the fatal pedestrian accident scene. She was charged with making an illegal U-turn in the wrong lane, traffic device violation for disobeying a red light, and failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care.
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