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.