An 86-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle turning onto Broadway at 106th street around 6 p.m. on Friday, sending her to the hospital with injuries that authorities said didn’t appear to be critical.
The following account is from Captain Timothy Malin of the 24th precinct:
The actions of both the pedestrian and the driver contributed to the accident. According to witnesses, the driver of the car was making a wide turn and trying to get around a bus that was also turning from 106th on to Broadway. However, the pedestrian was crossing outside of the crosswalk (by about 20-30 feet) when she was struck. The pedestrian suffered some scrapes, and bleeding from her nose, and was taken to St. Lukes Hospital as a precaution. The initial assessment from EMS is that she was NOT critically injured.
The witness who sent the photo above did not see the crash itself but wrote “Person laying on the ground about 10 feet outside the crosswalk and PD asking if anyone saw it. Intersection cleared in about 40m.”