60-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by car in Kensington

The Cadillac was travelling west on Church Avenue when it struck two pedestrians crossing the street.
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A motorist struck and killed a 60-year-old woman crossing a dicey stretch of Church Avenue on Saturday.

Police say Olga Feldman was attempting to cross Church Avenue near E. Fourth Street at 3:15 pm on Saturday, when she and a 72-year-old companion were struck by a black Cadillac SRX traveling west on Church.

First responders rushed the two victims to Maimonides Hospital, where doctors pronounced Feldman dead, cops said.The driver remained at the scene and was later taken to Maimonides for evaluation, authorities said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

There have been 13 crashes on the stretch of Church Avenue between Coney Island and McDonald Avenues since 2016, according to Crashmapper. Saturday’s crash is mere blocks away from where two pedestrians were killed by drivers in one week in July — including 47-year-old Maria Del Carmen Porras-Hernandez.

According to HowsmydrivingNY, a Twitter bot that tracks drivers’ violations, the Maryland plates belonging to the Cadillac SRX have been cited three times, including once for speeding in a school zone earlier this year.

Updated 2:11 pm, October 14, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Somebody from Flatbush says:
I wish this article were better written; too many important details are omitted. I don't know why this area of Church Ave. is described as "dicey." I do know that pedestrians cross anywhere they please, even against the light. People put blame on drivers but pedestrians (as well as cyclists) contribute to the problem.
Oct. 14, 2019, 3:07 pm
concerned from Greenwood says:
I own and operate a car in Brooklyn and you must observe and avoid the pedestrians in the street. Whether they are in a crosswalk or not, there is no excuse for hitting someone. This is New York City so you have to expect jaywalking.
Oct. 15, 2019, 9:57 am
Winter from Park Slope says:
If this was a bike, they would still be alive!
Oct. 16, 2019, 1:07 am

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