The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pedestrian Death

It would appear from the Twitter that a pedestrian was struck and killed near the Flatbush Trees at Flatbush and Empire a couple hours ago. Any additional info anyone? I'm heading to bed, saddened by the news. A terrible intersection, and a terrible tragedy.

UPDATE: From CBS news, below. Seems that the accident took place farther north, along the long road from Empire to GAP.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening on the stretch of Flatbush Avenue that runs through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The accident happened Monday night on Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Empire Boulevard, police told CBS 2. The 48-year-old woman was walking west across Flatbush Avenue when she was struck by a driver heading south on Flatbush Avenue, police said. The woman, identified as Sokhna Niang of Staten Island, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police told CBS 2 the driver initially fled off, but later came back. Police identified the driver as a 37-year-old man. The investigation continued early Tuesday morning.

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