NYPD: No Charges for UPS Driver Who Killed Woman Walking With the Right of Way

Sumiah Ali was struck at DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place by a UPS worker making the same right turn as the drivers at right in this Google Maps photo.

On Friday a UPS driver killed 27-year-old Sumiah Ali as she crossed the street in Fort Greene. Police filed no charges, though NYPD's account of the crash indicates Ali likely had the right of way.

Ali was crossing Ashland Place at around 6:30 p.m. when the UPS employee hit her with a truck while turning right onto Ashland from DeKalb Avenue, outside Brooklyn Hospital Center, according to NYPD. Ali sustained body trauma and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The NYPD public information office shielded the driver's name, which is typical when police and the district attorney decline to charge or ticket a driver who kills someone.

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