Woman dies after being hit by truck while crossing Bensonhurst street

The dodge was making a left turn onto 16 th Avenue.
Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal crash on 16th Avenue and 85th Street Friday morning, Aug. 27.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A woman died of her injuries on Friday morning after she was hit by a truck while crossing a Bensonhurst street.

The NYPD responded to a 911 call regarding the incident at 10:04 am on Aug. 27. Upon arrival, officers found 69-year-old Chumei Pan in the vicinity of 16th Avenue and 85th Street who had been hit by a 2021 Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

A preliminary investigation found that the victim had been trying to cross 16th Avenue at the location when she was struck by the truck, which was traveling westbound on 85th Street when it turned left onto northbound 16th Avenue. The victim was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Cops canvass the area.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The driver of the pick-up truck, a 36-year-old man, remained at the scene following the collision. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Pan’s death came just days after a 6-year-old girl was struck and killed by driver Qiuhua Zhu in nearby Dyker Heights on Aug. 24.

At a vigil for the victim, Tamy Quema Guachiac, officials plead for change, with 2021 on track to have the most traffic fatalities of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure.

This story first appeared on amNewYork.