GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday after she was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.
The woman was allegedly carrying groceries at about 8:50 a.m. near West 2nd Street and Avenue Y in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn when she was struck by a van that fled the scene.
The vehicle that struck her was described by police as a dark-colored van.
A person who witnessed the incident spoke to PIX11:
"It's very scary, very heart wrenching that somebody would hit and run away. At least has the moral to stay around," Esther Shaloh said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.