Elderly woman dies after being hit by Access-A-Ride van on Lower East Side


LOWER EAST SIDE, NY – Police announced that charges have been filed in the case of a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Manhattan on Friday morning, WCBS reports.

The incident happened at the intersection of Canal Street and Allen Street on the Lower East Side.  According to police, an 88-year-old woman was walking east across the street at about 11 a.m. when she was struck by a westbound Access-A-Ride van that was making a right turn onto Allen Street.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being transported to Bellevue Hospital.  She was identified as Ngan Yung.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.  He has now been charged with failure to yield and failure to use due care.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which owns the Access-A-Ride vans, said it would cooperate with the police investigation.  The vans provide public transportation for eligible customers with disabilities or health conditions that prevent them from using the public buses and subways for their trips.

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