An assistant district attorney in the Kings County prosecutor’s office was hit and killed by a bus while riding her bike in Brooklyn early Monday, authorities said.
Sarah Pitts, 35, was hit by the charter bus in the intersection of Williamsburg Street and Wythe Avenue at about 12:35 a.m. in Williamsburg, police said.
She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with severe head trauma and declared dead, authorities said.
In a statement Monday evening, the district attorney’s office remembered Pitts as an avid cyclist and talented lawyer.
“She was a brilliant and compassionate lawyer dedicated to seeking justice. We are overwhelmed by this sudden loss,” District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement.
He added that Pitts worked tirelessly to make the criminal justice system in Kings County “fairer and safer for everyone,” serving on Appeals Bureau and working with the post-conviction team to decide which cases should be accepted.
“She was a kind and generous co-worker who will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends,” Gonzalez said.
An NYPD spokesperson did not immediately know who the driver worked for or who the bus belonged to. No arrests had been made by Monday afternoon.