City Council member Mark Treyger appeared with other elected officials calling for a private sanitation firm to reveal the name of the driver accused of crashing into Deborah Mutell, who was on her way to work when she was struck and then dragged while crossing 86th Street near Bay Parkway on Thursday.READ MORE: Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
Police are now searching for the driver.
One city councilman says he’s complained for years about reckless sanitation drivers on 86th Street.
“I’ve seen these drivers late at night run over double lines, go through red lights, speed,” said Treyger. “The numbers keep rising. This is a crisis. We need stepped-up enforcement. We need accountability.”
Mutell’s death marks the eighth pedestrian killed in the city this year, and the second in one day.MORE NEWS: Broadway Returns After Nearly 17-Month Shutdown With 1st Performances Of 'Pass Over'
A woman was struck and killed Thursday after getting off a moving B-41 bus in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn.