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Police say woman fatally struck by taxi in lower Manhattan

May 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an elderly woman has been fatally struck by a taxi as she was crossing a street in in lower Manhattan.

The victim was hit by a yellow cab while crossing Broome Street in SoHo at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the taxi struck the woman as the driver was making a left turn onto Broome from Centre Street.

The driver, 44-year-old Bouchouata Miloudi, was arrested on charges including failure to yield to a pedestrian. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

Police say the victim was about 80 years old. Her name was not immediately released.

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