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Cops: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By SUV Backing Into Parking Spot On Upper West Side

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police say a driver backing into a parking spot on the Upper West Side struck two women crossing the street Thursday, killing one.

Authorities said the 38-year-old driver was backing up his 2008 Ford Explorer into a spot on Amsterdam Avenue near West 98th Street when the accident occurred around 5 p.m.

Yolanda Casal, 78, who lived just a few blocks away, died from her injuries. The 41-year-old woman she was with is currently in stable condition. The driver was arrested and charges are pending.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones With More On The Deadly Accident

The impact was enough to dent the back of the driver’s vehicle, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

A clerk at a nearby laundromat told the New York Post there was a big crash and people yelling.

“She was laying down with blood coming out of her nose and ears,” he told the paper.

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