Brooklyn, NY - Orthodox Teen Killed By Van In Midwood

Published on: January 22nd, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Last updated on: January 22, 2013 07:58 PM

Brooklyn, NY - A 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a van Tuesday afternoon as she crossed the street in Midwood, Brooklyn.

At 2:49 p.m., police came to the intersection of East 7th Street and Avenue O after a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. They found Sara Kishik lying unconscious and unresponsive in the street.

Police learned that a 2006 Ford Econoline van headed east on Avenue O struck Kishik as she crossed from the north side of the street to the south.

Paramedics took Kishik to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver remained at the scene after the incident, and criminality is not suspected, police said. Police have not indicated whether citations or tickets have been, or will be, issued.

The family are members of congregation Ateret Torah in Flatbush.

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