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Assistant district attorney killed after being struck by bus in Brooklyn (UPDATED)

An assistant district attorney was struck and killed by a bus on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Aaron Berger)

An assistant prosecutor with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has died after being struck by a bus driver while riding her bicycle through a Brooklyn intersection early Monday morning, law enforcement sources reported.

Police said the incident happened at 12:35 a.m. on Sept. 7 at the corner of Wythe Avenue and Williamsburg Street, near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, in Williamsburg.

According to sources, Sarah Pitts, 35, was riding her bicycle eastbound along Wythe Avenue when she was struck. The bus driver stopped and remained at the scene.

Officers from the 90th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they found Pitts on the pavement with head trauma.

Paramedics rushed her to Bellevue Hospital, where’s she died later on Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Sarah Pitts (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn District Attorney’s office)

No charges have been filed at this time, and the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its inquiry. 

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Pitts’ death in a memorial message on Twitter Monday afternoon. He said that Pitts joined his office back in 2018, describing her as a “brilliant and compassionate lawyer dedicated to seeking justice.” 

“She was assigned to the Appeals Bureau and worked diligently with our Post-Conviction Justice Bureau to review parole applications to determine those our office should support,” Gonzalez said. “And when the COVID crisis struck, Sarah selflessly volunteered to come into the office to help with urgent matters and to relieve the administrative staff so they would not bear the full burden of the pandemic. She was a kind and generous worker who will be greatly missed.”

This story was updated on Sept. 7 at 3:15 p.m.

Bus that allegedly struck and killed an assistant district attorney on Wythe Avenue sits under investigation. (Photo by Aaron Berger)

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