Woman, about 80, fatally struck by taxi in Lower Manhattan: police

NOLITA — Police say a woman was fatally struck by a taxi as she was crossing a street in in lower Manhattan Saturday afternoon.

The victim, who police described as approximately 80 years old, was hit by a yellow cab while crossing Broome Street in Nolita at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the woman was lying in the road with severe head trauma when they arrived.

The woman was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police said the taxi struck the woman as the driver was making a left turn onto Broome from Centre Street.

The driver, 44-year-old Bouchouata Miloudi of Brooklyn, has been arrested and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to use due care, police said Saturday night.

The victim’s identity was not been released.

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