Woman Pinned by Car, Killed at Brooklyn McDonald's

She was pinned between the car and a wall, police said

A 64-year-old woman was killed when she was pinned by a driver trying to park outside a McDonald's in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon. 

Police said the 75-year-old woman behind the wheel backed up onto the curb and hit the victim, pinning her against a wall.

The victim, identified as Phyllis Pitt of Brooklyn, was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Herman Morales witnessed the accident and said the driver appeared shaken after the crash.

"She was shaken up, she was scared," said Morales. "It was definitely accidental. She didn't even know what really happened. She went straight through."

The accident was outside the McDonald's on Flatbush Avenue and East 48th Street in Marine Park.

"I come in here all the time," said Marie Breazzano. "It could have been anybody. It could have been any one of us. It's really tragic, and I'm really sorry."

Pitt's neighbors on Ryder Street in Marine Park were "finding it hard to talk" after her death, according to a woman across the street who knew her. 

"She always had a smile on her face, and everybody seemed to really enjoy her company," said Lisa Cronen. "She was a very intelligent woman."

Police do not suspect criminality in the accident.

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