Patricia Dolan, Pedestrian Activist, Struck And Killed By Car

11/17/2011 09:42 am ET

Patricia Dolan, an activist in Queens who refused to drive and fought tirelessly for pedestrian safety, was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night, the police said, after stepping off a bus two blocks from a transportation committee meeting she was planning to attend.

“Irony of ironies — she took public transportation to a transportation meeting and gets hit by a car,” said Norma Stegmaier, who was perhaps Ms. Dolan’s closest and longest friend.

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