STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – Police said an employee of Amazon died in a pedestrian accident on Staten Island Saturday night, according to the Staten Island Advance.
The incident happened in front of the company’s Amazon Fulfillment Center warehouse at 546 Gulf Street in the Bloomfield section of the borough at about 11:30 p.m. The NYPD said the worker, a 24-year-old woman, was attempting to walk across Fifth Street in the area when she was struck by a Honda Accord. The victim, a Washington Heights resident, was taken to Richmond University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released.
The driver of the Accord was another employee of the facility who was an unlicensed driver, investigators said. The driver stayed at the scene following the crash.
So far there has been no word on whether charges will be filed as the the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad continues its investigation.
An Amazon spokesman released a statement expressing sympathies to the employee’s family and stating that the company would continue to support authorities during the investigation.
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