Community leaders call for safety changes after Marisol Martinez struck, killed by bus

Community leaders are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make north Brooklyn a priority in his pedestrian safety plan, a day after a young woman was struck and killed by a bus. (3/2/14)

BROOKLYN - Community leaders are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make north Brooklyn a priority in his pedestrian safety plan, a day after a young woman was struck and killed by a bus.

Marisol Martinez, 21, was struck by a bus on Union Avenue in Williamsburg.

Her family says she had the right of way as she was crossing the street.

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Other families who have lost loved ones to accidents joined community leaders on Sunday in calling on the mayor and the Department of Transportation to make changes.

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