LOWER EAST SIDE — An elderly woman who was hit by a car on South Street last week has died of her injuries, police said.
Shu Fan Haung, 82, died on Tuesday after she was struck while crossing South Street at Rutgers Slip at 6:50 a.m. on Aug. 28, police said.
Haung, who lived two blocks from the intersection, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.
Two other women, ages 67 and 60, were also in the crosswalk with Haung and were hit. They suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.
The driver, a 34-year-old woman, stayed at the scene following the accident and is not facing criminal charges.
The Department of Transportation is conducting a safety review of the intersection and the surrounding areas, Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement.
“DOT is committed to making streets safe for all users," she said. "We will continue to work with local leaders and the community on additional improvements.”
Councilwoman Margaret Chin said many residents have expressed concerns about the dangers of crossing South Street, especially since the recently renovated East River Esplanade opened.
“No one should ever be afraid to cross the street as they take a morning walk to enjoy the waterfront,” Chin said in a statement.
“This is our community. It’s our home. The East River Esplanade is a beautiful place — but if we’re going to encourage residents to take advantage of it, we must also make every conceivable effort to keep those residents safe from harm."