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Pedestrian killed by driver in Borough Park

Pedestrian killed in Borough Park

Struck down: Authorities investigate the scene of an 11th Avenue accident that took the life of Ethel Rubenstein, 69, in Borough Park on Sunday night.
Brooklyn Daily

A 69-year-old woman was killed while crossing 11th Avenue in Borough Park Sunday night when a driver mowed her down on a crosswalk, cops said.

Police sped to the accident near 49th Street at 10:35 pm, where they found Ethel Rubenstein unconscious in the street, suffering from severe injuries.

NYPD investigators determined that the driver of a 2003 Mazda, who remained on the scene following the accident, was heading north along 11th Avenue when he struck Rubenstein in the crosswalk, cops said.

Rubenstein was taken to Maimonides Hospital only a block away, where she was declared dead.

No violations were handed out to the driver at the scene, although police will continue investigating accident, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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