Amazon worker, 24, fatally struck by unlicensed driver outside Staten Island facility: Source –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An Amazon employee was fatally struck by a car late Saturday night outside the facility in Bloomfield, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.

The NYPD said the 24-year-old victim, of Washington Heights, was crossing a street in front the Amazon Fulfillment Center, JFK8, at 546 Gulf Ave., when she was hit by a Honda Accord driven by a 19-year-old female. The driver was unlicensed, said a law enforcement source, who couldn’t immediately comment on any possible criminal charges. The driver remained at the scene, police said.

A preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was attempting to cross 5th Street at the location when she was struck by the Accord traveling westbound on 5th, police said. The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

Entrance to the Amazon Fulfillment Center, JFK8, in Bloomfield.

Entrance to the Amazon Fulfillment Center, JFK8, in Bloomfield.

The victim was an Amazon employee, said a source with knowledge of the incident. She was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, with head and body trauma, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police initially said the victim was a male.

Officials have not identified the victim or motorist.

The late night staff goes on lunch break at about 11:30 p.m., said workers at the facility on Sunday morning, who were unaware of the fatal incident that happened the previous evening. When the Advance visited the site around 10 a.m. Sunday, some police tape remained at the scene.

An Amazon spokesman released the following statement in response to the incident.

“Our deepest sympathies are with our employee’s family and loved ones during this tragic time, and we’ll continue to support authorities throughout the investigation.”


Police responded to an incident involving a pedestrian being struck by a Honda Accord on Saturday night outside of the Amazon facility in Bloomfield.

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