An 86-year-old woman died Saturday at a Brooklyn hospital after another patient shoved her to the ground because “she was too close” during the coronavirus pandemic.
The woman, who was not named, fell backward and hit her head, the New York Post reported. She died three hours after the incident, while hospital staff were waiting to give her a CT scan.
Staff at NYC Health +/Woodhull didn’t call police until 10:30 p.m. — five and a half hours after the woman’s death — because the hospital was filled with patients and staff had no time.
The female patient who pushed the victim was given a summons for disorderly conduct, sources told the Post.
The patient told police the elderly woman was not using proper social distancing when asked why she pushed her. “She was too close,” she said.
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