**For Immediate Release**
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
Council Member Letitia James Calls for Investigation into Fatal Scooter Accident
(Brooklyn, NY)— At 5:30 p.m. on July 8, 2010, a 40-year-old woman traveling by motor scooter was struck by an SUV vehicle that ran a red light near DeKalb and Clinton Avenues in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. As a result of the incident, the woman sustained fatal injuries.
At this time, the individual driving the SUV has been neither identified nor placed under arrest by the NYPD. Additionally, it is believed that the driver is currently a member of a federal law enforcement agency. It is unclear whether this individual was traveling at the time in an official capacity.
“This tragedy claimed the life of an innocent individual. The NYPD must investigate the circumstances of this incident, and communicate openly with the victim's family, my office, and the community at large,” said Fort Greene Council Member Letitia James. “I am calling for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. The thoughts and prayers of the entire community are with the family during this most difficult time.”