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.