Family of pedestrian killed at dangerous Church Avenue intersection demand city action
“We can’t keep waiting for another death to happen for people to do their jobs.”
August 9, 2019 Paul Frangipane and Kelly Mena
Ana Karen Porras, 13, at a memorial for her mother María del Carmen Porras Hernández, who was fatally struck by a car on July 8. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
The family and friends of a single mother who was fatally struck by a car one month ago gathered Thursday night where she was killed, calling on the city to fix the traffic-cluttered intersection before another death occurs.
María del Carmen Porras Hernández, 49, was crossing an intersection on July 8 when she was hit by a car driven by 63-year-old Claudette Crosby, who was driving west on Church Avenue and made a right onto Coney Island Avenue — where she struck Porras Hernández, who was on the crosswalk.
Crosby was charged with failure to yield to pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.
The single mother left behind her 13-year-old daughter, Ana Karen Porras, who is being taken care of by her aunt, Laura Porras Hernández.