Woman killed in Bushwick hit-and-run

A woman was killed Thursday evening in a hit-and-run in Bushwick.



Emergency units were called to the scene shortly before 10:30 p.m. after reports that a pedestrian had been struck between Ditmars Street and Willougby Avenue.



Upon arrival, police found the body of a woman with trauma to her head and body lying unresponsive on Broadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.



The victim was identified as 46-year-old Alberta Bagu.



After further investigation, police determined that a private sanitation truck traveling south hit the victim as she attempted to cross the street.



Bushwick residents say it is the second time a sanitation truck has been involved in a hit-and-run crash in the area.



Investigators are still searching for the truck. No arrests have been made at this time.



 


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