"A 49-year-old woman was killed last night while crossing a rain-swept street in Prospect Park around 9 p.m. 49-year-old Sokhna Niang, of Staten Island, was crossing the stretch of Flatbush Avenue that cuts through the park when she was run over by the driver of a 2006 Infinity. The driver, described by police as a 37-year-old male, kept going, but then returned to the crash scene, between Grand Army Plaza and Empire Boulevard.
There are reports that Niang was struck by multiple drivers who fled the scene, but an NYPD spokesman tells us that's still under investigation, and no charges have been filed against the driver.
A Daily News photographer said "there were a few people in an hysterical condition at the scene who appeared to have known the woman; their relation to her was not clear. They had to be held back by authorities as they tried to reach her body.""
I was taking a B41 home from Atlantic Center last night when the bus had to make its detour at Grand Army Plaza. The NYPD had NB Flatbush blocked off right at the north side of the traffic circle.