A Guyanese woman who formerly worked to organize the Linden Town week died in a hit-and-run in New York on Friday night.
Gillian Persaud-Hall, 56, who had two grown daughters, was killed Friday night in Brooklyn while she was on her way to console the family of a friend who had died earlier that day, the family said according to a report in the New York Daily News.
She was run over shortly after 9 pm as she crossed the intersection of Flatlands and Utica Avenues in Flatlands.
Hall, of Jamaica, Queens, died at Brookdale University Hospital.”This is the most heartless thing to have done to a woman who had such a full, giving heart, to take her away from people that love her,” said Hall’s daughter Neah Persaud, 28, an event planner for a bank. “Please find it in your heart to come forward,” she said, according to the report in the Daily News.
Police on Saturday were reviewing video from a closed-circuit camera at a Getty gas station at the intersection in hopes of tracing the car, the report said.