A 5-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV driver while crossing a street near her home in Sunset Park yesterday afternoon. According to the NYPD, Kiko Shao was "running northeast" on 55th Street towards 5th Avenue around 3:20 when the unnamed 28-year-old driver of a 2002 Cadillac Escalade hit her. Shao was pronounced DOA at Luther Medical Center. The driver remained at the scene and has not been charged, but like most of these horrific incidents, the investigation remains technically "ongoing" until it's mostly forgotten by the general public.
A witness tells the Post that Shao was "walking with her older sister and following their father when a white Cadillac Escalade playing loud music hit the younger girl as her older sister dodged the oncoming car." After killing the girl, the driver was reportedly distraught and weeping at the scene.
Another witness tells NY1, "He was not speeding. He just crossed the light. Maybe the light had just changed. I don't know what happened, but he was just coming forward, and the little baby was standing right along nearby the 22 right there, and the front tire knocked her down, and then the rear tire ran over her."
Family friend Bing Lui added that Kiko was coming home from school with her dad. At the scene of the collision, Lui told NY1, "I came here to see what happened, whose fault is it."