The awful carnage continued early Sunday morning at 96th street and Broadway when a pedestrian was hit and killed after being hit by multiple vehicles. This is the third death in a two-block radius in the past week and a half.
Police said the call came in at 4:45 a.m. They found an unconscious and unresponsive 26-year-old woman with trauma to her body on 96th street between Broadway and West End Avenue.
The woman had apparently been trying to cross 96th mid-block between West End and Broadway when she was clipped by the driver’s side mirror of an ambulance traveling Westbound. The ambulance was not on the way to a job, an NYPD spokesman tells us. After falling face down into the Eastbound lane, the woman was hit by a Dodge Charger sedan traveling East.
Both vehicles remained at the scene.
She was pronounced DOA at the scene by EMS. The investigation is ongoing.
Update: The woman has been identified as Samantha Lee, an anesthesiology resident at Columbia University Medical Center. She lived in the area and had recently graduated from UC San Diego Medical School, according to reports.
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