A Brooklyn woman was fatally struck by a Mr. Softee truck Saturday evening. The Daily News reports that 68-year-old Adelaide Rodriguez had just left her apartment and was walking to an evening mass when the truck hit her at Irving Avenue near Woodbine.
According to goddaughter Maria Rodriguez, "Witnesses [said]...the driver may have swerved to avoid a boy on a skateboard as he turned left." She also told the News that the grandmother "never went anywhere except for church."
The driver, who stayed at the scene, passed a Breathalyzer test and was not charged. He was, however, given "summonses for equipment violations and failing to yield to a pedestrian."