Woman, 83, fatally struck by pick-up as she crosses Manhattan street

An 83-year-old woman crossing a Lower Manhattan street was killed Monday morning when she was struck by a pick-up truck, police said.

The victim was making her way across Lafayette Street when the driver hit her as he was turning left from White Street, near the courthouses, at about 9:30 a.m.

“I didn’t get a good look but when we got to the other side of the sidewalk, there was blood everywhere,” said witness Matthew Eastman.

Police could not say who had the right of way or if the driver, a 35-year-old man, would be charged.

Eastman, 33, is a certified nurse assistant but realized the woman was too injured for emergency care.

“I stopped to see if they needed any help,” said Eastman. “There was literally nothing that any of us would have been able to do.”

The driver remained at the scene and is being questioned by police.

Medics rushed the woman to Bellevue Hospital, but she could not be saved.