Driver sought following death of pedestrian on Upper East Side


UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN – Police were searching for a driver involved in an accident that led to the death of a woman in Manhattan last week, WPIX reports.

It happened Thursday evening at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 96th Street on the Upper East Side at about 6 p.m.

According to police, the woman was walking across the crosswalk on Third Avenue when she was struck by a dark-colored sedan headed north.  She was knocked to the pavement in the center right lane and was hit again by an MTA bus.

The victim, a woman in her 20s or 30s, was found unresponsive in the street.  She was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital.

The first driver fled the scene, driving a car that was reported to have a loud exhaust pipe.  Police were checking surveillance video from the area for clues to help them find the driver.  The driver of the bus, a 52-year-old man, stayed at the scene.

Investigators said the woman did not have the light as she walked across the crosswalk.

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