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No Charges for Driver Who Killed Senior in Bensonhurst Crosswalk

12:41 PM EST on December 8, 2016

A motorist fatally struck Antonietta Orlando at 15th Avenue and 76th Street in Brooklyn. The white arrow indicates the approximate path of the victim and red arrow indicates the approximate path of the driver, according to NYPD. No charges were filed. Image: Google Maps

A senior has died from injuries sustained when a motorist hit her in a Bensonhurst crosswalk last month. NYPD filed no charges.

Antonietta Orlando. Photo via Facebook
Antonietta Orlando. Photo via Facebook

At around 9:10 a.m. on November 9, Antonietta Orlando was crossing 76th Street south to north when a 53-year-old woman, northbound on 15th Avenue, hit her with an Audi while turning left onto 76th, according to NYPD.

Orlando was transported to Lutheran Medical Center, police said. She died last Sunday, December 4.

Where the two streets cross, 15th Avenue runs north-south with one general traffic lane in each direction and 76th Street is one-way westbound with a single traffic lane. The intersection has marked crosswalks and is signalized with no designated turn phase. If the driver had a green light, Orlando would have had a walk signal and would have been crossing with the right of way.

The investigation is ongoing, according to NYPD. Police did not release the driver's name, which is customary when no charges are filed after a fatal crash.

Antonietta Orlando was killed in the 62nd Precinct, where officers ticket between one and two motorists a day for failing to yield, and in the City Council district represented by Vincent Gentile.

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