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NYC teacher dies after being struck by vehicles in Brooklyn

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Police in New York City said a special-education teacher is dead after she was struck by an SUV and a school bus at an intersection in Brooklyn.

Officials said 29-year-old Hermanda Booker was struck twice at the corner of Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue in the borough's Midwood section around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Booker suffered trauma to her upper torso. She was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police that visibility was poor at the time of the accident. Both motorists remained at the scene and police said they will not be charged.

Booker's father told WCBS-TV that she just started her first teaching job in September and was on her way to work when she was killed.