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A driver hit and killed a senior in Gravesend on Wednesday, police said.

The motorist at the wheel of a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling on Cropsey Avenue towards Bay 31st Street, and fatally struck the 77-year-old woman at 6:10 pm near Bay 32nd Street, as she tried to cross Cropsey Avenue outside of a crosswalk, authorities said.

The victim, whose identity cops are withholding until they notify her family, sustained severe trauma to her head and torso, according to officials, who said paramedics rushed her to Coney Island Hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead.

The driver remained at the scene, and was not immediately arrested, according to police, who said their investigation is ongoing.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 9:19 am, January 4, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Another senseless death caused by a self entitled motorist, folks. Just ban personal vehicles already.
Jan. 4, 7:42 am
What a jeerrk from NYC says:
Dumbest comment ever above. We might as well say "Just ban self entitled cyclists" or perhaps "Just ban self entitled people" and the list goes on. Or we could just keep working on minimizing accidental injuries by pedestrians, motorists, cyclist, etc., being more careful, more respectful, and more yielding to one another. My heart goes out to the love ones of our fallen senior.
Jan. 6, 10:44 am

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