Assistant district attorney killed after being struck by bus in Williamsburg

Sarah Pitts, an assistant district attorney was struck and killed by a bus on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sept. 7, 2020.
Photo by Aaron Berger

An assistant prosecutor with the District Attorney’s office has died after a bus driver struck her as she rode a bicycle through a Williamsburg intersection early Monday morning, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said that Sarah Pitts, 35, was struck at the corner of Wythe Avenue and Williamsburg Street at 12:35 am on Monday. The bus driver stopped and remained at the scene.

First responders found the victim on the pavement with head trauma and rushed her to Bellevue Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries later on Monday. 

Assistant District Attorney Sarah Pitts died on Sept. 7 after a bus struck her while she was biking in Williamsburg.Photo courtesy of Brooklyn District Attorney’s office

No charges have been filed at this time, and the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its inquiry. 

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Pitts’ death in a memorial message on Twitter Monday afternoon. He said that Pitts joined his office back in 2018, describing her as a “brilliant and compassionate lawyer dedicated to seeking justice.” 

“She was assigned to the Appeals Bureau and worked diligently with our Post-Conviction Justice Bureau to review parole applications to determine those our office should support,” Gonzalez said. “And when the COVID crisis struck, Sarah selflessly volunteered to come into the office to help with urgent matters and to relieve the administrative staff so they would not bear the full burden of the pandemic. She was a kind and generous worker who will be greatly missed.”

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.

Bus that allegedly struck and killed an assistant district attorney on Wythe Avenue is under investigation.Photo by Aaron Berger

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