By: S. Rajan,The Times of New York,New York,United States,Traffic camera footage captures the moment a woman is run over by a driver at the intersection of West and West 20th Streets in Queens.
The video has gone viral and garnered more than 4 million views.
“It is a real tragedy that occurred and we all have to be mindful of this,” said New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
In the video, the woman, identified by police as 40-year-old Maria Delgado, is seen on the sidewalk near the intersection with West 20s and West 40s Streets.
“She was walking down the street, and it happened so quickly,” said one of the traffic cameras.
Police officers can be seen approaching Delgado and telling her to step away from the street.
As Delgado walks away, one of them runs over her.
The two men are then seen trying to wrestle the woman to the ground, where she is seen bleeding heavily.
Delgado is taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.
She later died of her injuries.
A woman is rushed to the hospital after being run over at the West and East 20th Street intersection in Queens on Wednesday, December 10, 2016.
New York City police Commissioner James P. O’Malley said the video has been shared nearly 1.2 million times on Facebook and has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
O’Neill said the NYPD is “aware of the incident and is taking appropriate action.”
“We will also work with our partners in law enforcement, the media and others to find the person(s) responsible and bring them to justice,” he said.
Delgado, who lives in the Bronx, is one of a number of people caught in the crossfire.
Police said they are looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, and a video from the intersection will be available to the public Thursday morning.
Delgado’s death comes as traffic is expected to pick up in New York on Friday as authorities prepare for the New Year.
The city is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but the storm has since subsided and the streets are back to normal.
On Wednesday, O’Nan reported that traffic in Manhattan was flowing normally again.