NYC woman pushing stroller struck and killed by truck in Brooklyn

A woman pushing a 1-year-old girl in a stroller was fatally struck by a flatbed truck at a Brooklyn intersection Thursday, police said. The 62-year-old victim, identified by sources as Rachel Gandel, was crossing Bedford Ave. at Myrtle Ave. in Clinton Hill .when the truck rammed into her just before 11 a.m., cops said. The toddler in the stroller was not struck, authorities said.

Witnesses said Gandel was outside the crosswalk when she was hit. The truck was heading east on Myrtle Ave. when it struck her, witnesses told police. EMS rushed Gandel to Brooklyn Hospital, where she died, cops said.

The child was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for an evaluation.

The 38-year-old truck driver remained at the scene.

No charges were immediately filed.

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