Town Car hits woman in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A woman on her way to become an American citizen is in serious condition after she was struck by a Town Car Thursday in Brooklyn Heights.

Witnesses told News 12 Brooklyn the black vehicle was speeding down Cadman Plaza West when it struck a median and then the woman before 7 a.m. The car then smashed into a Middagh Street building, where it knocked down scaffolding.

Officials confirm that the victim was on her way to the downtown federal courthouse to become an American citizen.

People said the pedestrian, who had just come from the A train subway, had little time to react. The latest accident in the busy area has some calling for the Department of Transportation to evaluate downtown traffic.

"There are joggers out here at 5 in the morning," said resident Julia Hirsch. "There are people of many ages, lots of women with little kids. It's ridiculous."

Police said the Town Car driver refused medical treatment at the scene. There's no word on whether he will face charges.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 2 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president
Candlelight vigil held Monday for the 2 Bellport 3 Vigil held for Bellport students murdered in Central Islip
The Family Center for Autism is Long Island's 4 12 Making a Difference: Family Center for Autism
VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 5 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.