The photo and account below come in from reader Eitan K.:
At approximately 9pm on Avenue Y between e 23 and e 24 a chinese woman in her 60′s was struck by a vehicle. I spoke with one of her neighbors who said that they knew her, she was a very nice lady who lived there for many years, residing in a house on the corner of e 24 and Y. The woman was struck within eyesight of her home, just across the intersection as she was crossing the street. The neighbor who I spoke with said she was in very bad shape, but obviously details on her condition were not available. I watched the ambulance take her away at approx. 9:15pm. The section of avenue Y between 23 & 24 was taped off as numerous police officers were examining the scene. The driver of the car that struck her appeared to be a chinese man in his 20′s or early 30′s (it was dark) and he was speaking with the police, he remained at the scene and he was not in handcuffs when I was there at between 9:15 through 9:30. The neighbor who I spoke with also added that on this stretch of avenue Y there are no stop signs or lights, and accidents involving cars and pedestrians have been known to happen here, and she expressed a wish that a sign or a light be installed, that if there had been one tonight’s accident might have been avoided.