USA

7-year-old girl on scooter fatally struck by armored truck in Brooklyn

A driver in an armored truck struck and killed a 7-year-old girl riding her scooter in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon, police said.

The child, identified as Sami Ali, was hit at the intersection of Bay 23rd Street and Bath Avenue in Bath Beach around 4 p.m., the NYPD said.

She was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on hand after the crash, cops said.

Photos from the scene showed officers inspecting the white truck from GardaWorld Corporation, a private security firm based in Canada.

Councilman Justin Brannan, whose district covers the area, asked for prayers for the girl’s family.

“Awful, horrible, tragic news,” Brannan tweeted. “Earlier this evening, a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by the driver of an armored truck as she was riding her scooter across the street on Bay 23rd Street & Bath Avenue.”

“Please join me in rushing prayers to her family tonight.”

No other details were immediately available and an investigation was ongoing.

Football news:

Barca fans believed in the early departure of Bartomeu (due to disputes over the date of the referendum). In vain: there were no thoughts of retirement, the trophies are somewhere near
Josep Bartomeu: I had no intention of resigning. Barca will have trophies this season
Zinedine Zidane: Hazard is ready. We are happy, this is good news
Zidane on ISCO's words: it's ambition. Everyone wants to play
Bartomeu about VAR: In the match against Real Madrid, a non-existent penalty was awarded. We need fair football
Ian Wright: it's a Pity Ozil isn't playing, but Arteta's tenacity is admired
Josep Bartomeu: it was Important to start a new era for Barca with Messi. The Interests of the club are above all