Van Driver Kills Carroll Gardens Pedestrian Crossing Columbia Street

Police officers talk to the van driver who killed a pedestrian on Columbia Street this morning. Photo: Georgia Kral/Patch.

A van driver hit and killed a woman in her 50s as she crossed Columbia Street at around 7:40 this morning, according to an article in the Carroll Gardens Patch. The crash took place near the intersection of Columbia and Summit Street.

The driver stayed at the scene, and while police are still investigating the crash, a spokesperson said they don’t believe any criminality was involved.

Area residents told the Patch that the street is particularly dangerous, with drivers speeding through on their way to the BQE or IKEA. While the DOT installed a traffic calming bike lane on Columbia Street further south in Red Hook, it does not extend north to Summit Street.