College Student Dies After Being Hit by 2 Cabs in Yorkville, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner  on April 11, 2014 6:57am  | Updated on April 11, 2014 9:38am

 Kelly Gordon, 22, of Brielle, NJ was struck and killed by a taxi while crossing York Avenue Thursday April 10, 2014.
Kelly Gordon, 22, of Brielle, NJ was struck and killed by a taxi while crossing York Avenue Thursday April 10, 2014.
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YORKVILLE — A Boston College student died after being struck by two taxis Thursday night as she tried to cross York Avenue with her sister, police said.

Kelly Gordon, 22, of Brielle, N.J., was walking westward at East 84th Street about 11:40 p.m. when a southbound yellow cab on York Avenue hit her and sent her into the opposite lane where the second taxi struck her, the NYPD said.

Gordon suffered severe head injuries in the crash and was rushed to Cornell hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Both cab drivers remained on the scene and were not immediately charged, an NYPD spokesman said. No criminality was suspected, but police said their investigation is ongoing.

Gordon, a Boston College senior at the Carroll School of Management studying marketing and finance, was in the city for a series of job interviews, according to a statement by the school.

"I ask all of you to keep Kelly and her family in your thoughts and prayers and to support each other during this difficult time," Boston College Student Affairs vice president Barb Jones said in a message to students.

The area around the accident was taped off until about 3 a.m. while police combed the crash scene, said Talha Ftur, who works at nearby You Don't Know Nothing Produce.

"I was feeling sad. It's a horrible situation," said Ftur, 24.

A Taxi and Limousine Commission spokesman did not have further information about the incident.

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