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Child struck by driver, killed in Brooklyn

Brooklyn community in shock after death of child struck by driver
Brooklyn community in shock after death of child struck by driver 01:49

NEW YORK -- A child died Tuesday after being struck by a driver in Brooklyn.

It happened just before 2:45 p.m. at Wallabout Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg.

Police say a 10-year-old girl was struck by a driver at the intersection.

Someone who spoke to a man who helped the young girl seconds after the crash says she was bleeding and unresponsive.

"He took off his jacket and tried to stop the blood, and he called EMS," one witness said.

The child was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators say the 62-year-old driver remained on the scene.

The circumstances leading up to the crash have not yet been determined.

The crash happened in a predominantly residential area with many families and children, so the loss of such a young life is profoundly hitting the community.

"The cars come from here, from there, from there. Just to cross the street it takes more than just a regular street to cross," another witness said.

Police say there is no criminality at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with CBS2 News for the latest on this developing story.

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