Woman Struck, Killed by Car on Upper West Side: Police | NBC New York

Woman Struck, Killed by Car on Upper West Side: Police



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    A woman was struck and killed while crossing a street on the Upper West Side Thursday morning, police say, just two blocks from where a 10-year-old boy was fatally hit by a cab earlier this year.

    A man driving a 2004 Ford Expedition was turning onto West End Avenue from West 95th Street when he hit the 61-year-old woman, according to police. 

    Emergency responders transported the woman with severe trauma to her body to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    The victim was identified as Jean Chambers of the Upper West Side. 

    The driver stayed on the scene. It's not clear if he'll face any charges.

    In January, 10-year-old Cooper Stock was killed by a taxi cab, also while crossing West End Avenue, on West 97th Street. Neighbors have said traffic in the area has long been dangerous, and the boy's family has been pushing for tighter traffic laws and enforcement. 

    Last month, Mayor de Blasio signed 11 bills into law meant to reduce pedestrian fatalities, part of his wide-ranging Vision Zero plan. 

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