A 63-year-old pedestrian was killed after a car driving along Avenue N struck a car on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn, spinning both cars into the crosswalk. The cars also hit a third vehicle, but none of the drivers were injured. Credit: Alvaro Millan/Flickr
A Brooklyn woman was killed while crossing a Brooklyn street on Saturday afternoon when three cars collided into each other.
Police said Galina Truglio, 63, stood on Avenue N and began crossing across Coney Island Avenue in Midwood when she was suddenly struck by a car that careened into the crosswalk at around noon. She was less than six blocks from her home.
Seconds earlier, the car — a Ford Fiesta — was driving eastbound on Avenue N when it struck the front fender of a Mitsubishi SUV. Authorities said both cars spun around at the intersection, with the Fiesta, driven by a 29-year-old man, eventually striking Truglio.
Both cars also ended up Coney Island Avenue's southbound lanes, hitting a Nissan SUV in the process.
Truglio was in critical condition when emergency responders arrived a the scene and was rushed to Kings County Hospital Center, where she was later pronounced deceased.
None of the three drivers were injured. Police said the investigation into circumstances around the collision was ongoing.