Senior run down on Avenue M near E. 57th Street in Mill Basin

No charges filed against the driver, police say

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An elderly woman was killed crossing Avenue M in Mill Basin on Sunday after a wayward motorist mowed her down, cops said.

Nicoletta Gargano, 76, was between E. 56th and E. 57th streets — less than a block away from her home — at 6:44 pm, where paramedics found her sprawled across the Flatlands roadway outside the Mary Queen of Heaven Church, according to a FDNY spokesman. The driver remained at the scene.

First responders rushed Gargano to Brookdale Hospital, where she died of her injuries, cops said.

Upon investigation, detectives concluded that the motorist’s 1990 Ford was zipping down E. 57th Street when it made a right turn onto Avenue M, striking the victim as she stepped into traffic.

The motorist wasn’t facing any criminal charges by late Sunday night, police said.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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