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Woman Struck By NYPD Vehicle in Bronx Crosswalk Dies at Hospital – NBC New York

A girl critically injured after an NYPD patrol car struck her whereas she was crossing the road on Monday died a couple of days later in the hospital.

Sofia Gomez, 20, died Thursday simply two months after arriving in the U.S. in hopes of pursuing a greater life in the Bronx after leaving her native Guatemala.

The officer driving the patrol automotive that struck the lady on Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx was speeding to Throgs Neck Bridge in response to a help name.

The patrol automotive was a freeway unit and it had lights and sirens on because it drove by a purple mild and struck the Gomez who had the fitting of means, based on police and surveillance video which exhibits the second of influence.

Her cousin says it is attainable Gomez, who’s from a small village outdoors San Marcos in south western Guatemala, could not discern the sound of sirens because the police automotive that hit her raced to help officers in want of help.

Her grief-stricken sister mentioned Gomez was a quiet however very hard-working lady. She was employed at a bakery in White Plains.

Video Shows Moment Before NYPD Patrol Officer Strikes Pedestrian

A senior legislation enforcement official instructed NBC New York that the patrol automotive was responding to a name a couple of driver in a black Mercedes who refused to cease. When the driving force lastly halted on the bridge, the passenger reportedly scream “shoot me,” which was heard over police radio.

The police investigtaion into the crash is ongoing.


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