Elderly Woman Struck and Killed Crossing East Houston Street

By Jess Wisloski on August 24, 2013 11:36am 

 A 73-year-old woman was hit at East Houston and Clinton St. on August 23, 2013.
A 73-year-old woman was hit at East Houston and Clinton St. on August 23, 2013.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — An elderly woman was struck and killed by a van while crossing East Houston Street on Friday afternoon, police said.

The victim, Meipui Chow Leon, 73, who lived blocks away in the East Village, was crossing East Houston Street at the intersection with Clinton Street as she was walking south to north in the crosswalk, police said.

That's when the driver of a 2011 Ford van, who was attempting to take a left from a southbound lane of Avenue B, plowed into her causing serious bodily trauma, police said.

The driver stayed on the scene, and was later cited for failure to yield and failure to exercise due care, police said.

Meanwhile, Leon was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but declared dead on arrival. 

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