A woman was struck and dragged by the driver of a tractor-trailer this morning, while crossing a three-way intersection in Bushwick. The victim has been transported to an area hospital in serious condition [update below].
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 13, 2015
According to an FDNY spokesman, first responders reached the unidentified victim shortly after 10:20 this morning, at the intersection of Lafayette and Patchen Avenues and Kossuth Place in Bushwick. She was transported to Woodhull Hospital.
A spokeswoman for the NYPD described the victim as a 37-year-old female. According to the department, she was crossing Lafayette when the truck driver made a right turn onto Lafayette, and struck her. A witness told DNAInfo that the victim was still in the middle of the street when the light turned green.
The NYPD confirmed that the truck driver remained on the scene, and that "no criminality is suspected at this time."
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 13, 2015
ABC reports that the woman had just left a nearby laundromat, and was crossing the street with a cart of clean laundry. She was reportedly caught under the back tire of the truck, and dragged a block north on Broadway. "She was face down bleeding through her ears. [The driver] didn’t stop 'til everybody flagged him down," a witness told DNAInfo.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. According to the Vision Zero crash tracker, two pedestrians have been injured at the nearby intersection of Broadway and Lafayette this year to date.
UPDATE: The NYPD has confirmed that the victim, 37-year-old Latiesha Ramsey of Bushwick, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Woodhull Hospital.
According to an initial investigation into the crash, the delivery truck driver was a 49-year-old man. The driver was traveling east on Lafayette Avenue when he took a left onto Kossuth Place, and struck Ramsey as she crossed south-north on Lafayette Avenue, in the crosswalk.
No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.