80-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Yellow Taxi On Upper East Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by a yellow cab on the Upper East Side late Friday.

Police were called at 7:42 p.m. to 70th Street and Third Avenue, and found Barbara Horn in the street unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to her body.

They learned that a 2014 yellow taxi was headed north on Third Avenue and turned left onto 70th Street, where it struck the woman as she tried to cross 70th Street in the crosswalk.

Horn was pronounced dead at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, police said. The can driver remained at the scene.

The driver, 49-year-old Syed Ullah of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian. His Taxi and Limousine Commission license will be suspended immediately pending the outcome of the case, the TLC said.

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