A 6-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV Tuesday night after running out into the street, police said, at an intersection where neighbors say speeding is common.
A blue Lexus SUV was driving south down Twelfth Avenue in Dyker Heights around 8 p.m. when it went to turn left onto 67th Street, according to police. That's when it collided with the young girl, who darted out into the street while playing, police said.
The young girl was later identified as Hiromi Tamy, who was just steps away from her family's home and on her way to the park with her mother when she was struck. She was rushed to Maimonidies Hospital, where she died.
The 30-year-old driver of the vehicle left the scene and then returned shortly after, where Tamy's mother still was. Qiuhua Zhu was arrested and charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and vehicular assault.