34-year-old woman fatally struck by cement truck in Brooklyn


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A woman died after she was hit by a cement truck on a street in Brooklyn Monday morning, according to the Daily News.

The accident happened on Bushwick Avenue in the vicinity of Stanwix Street in the Bushwick section at about 7:10 a.m.  Police said the victim, identified as 34-year-old Jessica Vollman, was walking into the street in between two parked cars when she was struck by the truck that was headed south on Bushwick Avenue. One witness said the back wheels of the vehicle hit her.

Vollman was pronounced dead of her injuries by emergency responders.  According to the NYPD, the truck was driven by a 49-year-old man who remained at the scene afterwards. So far no charges have been filed, but police are continuing to investigate.

The victim’s father, 63-year-old Michael Vollman, told the Daily News he had been told by police that the driver was seen on video swerving to avoid her, and that the driver had passed a sobriety test.

Jessica Vollman, originally from Austin, Texas, resided on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Her father said she was visiting someone in Brooklyn when the accident occurred. Jessica was a marketing executive who found a firm that assisted start-up companies.

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