"Streaks of blood marked Rockaway Parkway" in Canarsie this morning, where a 13-year-old girl was killed while trying to cross the four-lane road in the middle of the block, the Daily News reports. The unidentified teen was hit by a BMW at 7:50 a.m. while on her way to Canarsie High School. After running over the teen, the BMW, driven by an unidentified man in his 40s, crashed into several parked cars. "There was a large explosion and the girl was on the road," one witness said. "She was lying flat, head down."
The driver stayed at the scene until he was taken to Brookdale for trauma treatment, according to Streetsblog. Police say no criminality is suspected in the accident. "You always see kids cross the street where they have no business," Rita Bembridge, whose Nissan was struck by the BMW, tells the Daily News. "That's irrelevant. I feel bad for the parents."