Yuenei Wu, 67, of Brooklyn, was killed after she was hit by a black SUV in Midtown on Monday, officials said. Wu was crossing the street at the intersection of Eighth Avenue from West 38th Street at 4:15 p.m. when she was struck by the SUV making a turn onto Eighth Avenue.
The SUV’s driver, Edip Ozlemis, 39, stayed at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital, but was later arrested that evening and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Bystanders had rushed to the aid of Wu, who was underneath the car, after the crash.
“First thing I did was grab the back bumper and just yelled for people to come over and lift it up,” said Greg Grange, an auxiliary police officer. Several people helped lift the car up and Wu was pulled from underneath the car.
She was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in critical condition, police said. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The SUV had license plates registered with the Taxi & Limousine Commission.
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Source: NBC New York