Breaking News

Bystanders Tried to Lift Taxi Off Woman Who Died After Being Dragged a Block in Accident

A woman has died after she was hit and then dragged along the street by a New York cab, according to police.

Pelagia Zingatan, 65, who worked at a medical center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was crossing the street with a friend when a taxi minivan plowed into her on Monday afternoon. 

Ms Zingatan was dragged along the street under the back tire, bystanders said, before the vehicle came to a halt. 

Her friend had managed to jump out the way of the vehicle.

Those standing on the street, a group of around 15 people, lifted the vehicle off the woman and pulled her from under it.

Good Samaritans: Those who witnessed the accident at East 69th Street and 1st Avenue rushed to lift the vehicle off the woman’s body.

One witness began giving her first aid as the driver of the cab looked on.

He had no passengers in his minivan at the time and although no criminality was originally suspected, there were now suggestions that the driver may have been speeding.

Ms Zingatan was taken to New York Cornell Hospital where she died, authorities said.

The Philippines native, who lived in Queens, worked at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and was crossing 69th Street at First Avenue when the fatal accident happened around 1pm.

Andreas Andreou, a local restaurant manager who was at the scene, told the New York Post:‘They pulled her out, and somebody started giving her compressions.

Please ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Jewish Content

Posted by on September 19, 2012. Filed under NY News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.