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Elderly Woman Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Near Port Authority, NYPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner | February 5, 2013 12:39pm | Updated on February 5, 2013 2:31pm

TIMES SQUARE & THEATER DISTRICT — A 69-year-old woman was struck and killed in an apparent hit-and-run near Ninth Avenue Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD.

The unidentified victim was crossing West 41st Street about 10 a.m. when a vehicle turning off Ninth Avenue slammed into her before speeding away, police said.

"I saw her on the ground," said Mohammad Hossai, 39, who works at a pizza place on the corner where the accident occurred. "She was on her right side. Her eyes were closed. She was bleeding from the left side of her face."

The woman was rushed to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in cardiac arrest, an FDNY spokesman said.

The victim, whose identity wasn't immediately released, died at the hospital, police said.

It's unclear what type of vehicle struck her, but cops are investigating the incident.