89-year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Manhattan

by emallernee | June 3rd, 2011

June 3, 2011

An 89-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car at noon on Thursday in Upper Manhattan.

The fatality was the result of a chain-reaction crash that began when a Toyota pickup traveling south on Seventh Avenue hit a silver Lincoln Town Car livery cab that was turning left onto 145th Street.

The accident forced the Lincoln Town Car suddenly onto the busy Harlem sidewalk near the corner of West 145th Street and Seventh Avenue, where the woman stood. Several other people were also hit by the car, and the New York Daily News reports that a man was knocked from his wheelchair.

The woman was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital. The driver of the Town Car and three other pedestrians were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The New York Times reports that detectives don’t suspect any criminality and that it’s likely no charges will be pressed.

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