Wednesday morning a 40-year-old woman was struck by an out-of-control SUV in Downtown Brooklyn.
What We Know:
- Tracy Belgrave was attempting to cross Pearl Street at Willoughby Street around 9:25 a.m. when she was hit by a Ford Expedition. The SUV continued after hitting Belgrave at Pearl Street then came to a stop after crashing into scaffolding at the end of the block. The scaffolding fell onto a pedestrian plaza but luckily no one was injured, according to ABC.
- Unfortunately, Belgrave was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital.
- Belgrave worked as deputy chief information officer for finance and administration in the city’s Department of Education.
- School Chancellor Richard Carranza expressed his grief in a statement. “Tracy was beloved by all of her colleagues, and I’m devastated by this tragic loss for the DOE community, I share my deepest condolences with her family, friends and colleagues. We will have grief counselors available to staff for as long as it is needed, and encourage anyone to reach out for assistance at any time.”
The 81-year-old driver was also taken to the hospital. No charges have been filed yet.