Police ticketed the driver who slammed into Magarita Seda for failing to yield and to exercise due car

Motorist killed 80-year-old lady in Williamsburg: Cops

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A driver mowed down an elderly woman in Williamsburg as she was crossing the street on Tuesday afternoon, killing her, police said.

Magarita Seda, 80, of Manhattan Avenue, was walking across Grand Street at the intersection of Graham Avenue at 1:37 pm, when the driver a 1995 GMC truck turned left off of Graham into her, according to cops.

Emergency services personnel found Seda unconscious with head injuries and rushed her to Bellevue Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, police stated.

Cops ticketed the driver of the truck, a 54-year-old from Massapequa, Long Island, for failing to yield to a pedestrian and reckless driving. Police are looking at whether to lay more charges on him, an NYPD spokesman said.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with additional information provided by police.
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Sloper from Slope says:
Any comment from Seniors for Safety? You should contact them anytime something like this happens.
Feb. 12, 2014, 8:30 pm
ty from pps says:
A woman is dead... it's is not the NYPD's job to decide. The police are not the judge. The NYPD's job is to arrest and collect evidence -- the latter is something they don't have a great track record with when it comes to traffic collisions.

Do your job, NYPD. Let the courts decide if the driver committed vehicular manslaughter or simply a $200 infraction.
Feb. 13, 2014, 8:27 am
bkmanhatposuer from nubrucklyn says:
It enrages me that how many drivers in this city of little regard for human life. Speed bumps and bicycle lanes everywhere now!
Feb. 13, 2014, 9:16 am
NYPD from NY says:
Feb. 13, 2014, 12:38 pm
ped-cyclistst-driver from 11206 says:
The driver seems to be at fault. But it does not help that the pedestrian crossings are too close to the corner. A car making a left turn in a 2 way street has to look for traffic coming from the opposite direction. and gives too little time for a driver to look for a pedestrian that rushed into the crosswalk. if the crosswalk was recessed 6 / 9 ft from the corner, left turning drivers would have room to clear the intersection and more time to look for peds.
Feb. 13, 2014, 1:40 pm
word choice from Brooklyn says:
"...mowed down an elderly woman" is not a good choice of words BP.

We mow grass, not humans. Your word choice is very insensitive and demonstrates a disrespect for life itself.

"...hit and killed an eldery woman" would have been sufficent. We get it and should be spared the fanfare.
Feb. 14, 2014, 10:11 am

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