The pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Correll Avenue and Gervil Street at around 4:08 p.m. local time. Peggy Diaz, 52, was on her way to the bus stop for her commute home after work as a home health aide when she was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the street.
Officials say a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old man attempted a left turn onto southbound Gervil Street when he struck the pedestrian. Staten Island Live reports that Diaz suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Diaz would succumb to her injuries at approximately 8:37 p.m. that night.
The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, according to Staten Island Live. There is no word on whether the driver will face charges in the pedestrian crash. Police say Diaz was crossing in the vicinity of a marked crosswalk when the incident occurred. Diaz leaves behind a husband and four children.
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