Elderly New York woman dies after minivan backs into McDonald's

An elderly woman died Thursday after a minivan struck her in front of a New York McDonald's.

The driver of the Nissan Quest was trying to parallel park outside the fast food joint in Brooklyn about 1:00pm, when she accidentally backed into the front of the restaurant, hitting the woman and breaking the window, witnesses and authorities said.

"We just heard a scream, then we heard a boom," said a woman who works nearby. "The woman was under the van. Someone was holding her head, trying to keep her calm."

"It sounded like an explosion," said Herman Morales, 48, a bus driver.

Emergency crews pulled the vehicle off of the woman and rushed her to Beth Israel Hospital, where she eventually died.

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