Man arrested after woman fatally hit while trying to get into car in East New York

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CeFaan Kim reports from East New York.

A man has been charged after a woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn on Thanksgiving evening.

Michael McBean, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery, leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in a death, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Police responded to Pennsylvania and Stanley avenues in East New York around 7:13 p.m. after a woman was struck while getting into her parked car.

According to the New York City Police Department, McBean was traveling north on Pennsylvania in a white 2010 Mercedes Benz when he struck a Nissan Murano stopped at a light. He then struck the victim, 56-year-old Yvette Molina, who was at her Toyota Sienna. Molina is a retired NYPD officer.

Police said the driver fled the scene but struck a Dodge Caravan which in turn struck a Dodge Charger which struck an Audi Q7, all stopped at the red light. The driver fled on foot, but was eventually arrested by police.

Molina, of Brooklyn, was taken to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Nissan Murano refused medical attention; the drivers of Caravan, Charger and Audi were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

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