Molly Pearson died on Saturday, four days after she was hit and run over by a box truck in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The young woman was riding her scooter when the accident occurred. No arrests have been made and officers continue to investigate the tragic accident.
According to police, Pearson was riding her Lime moped on Meeker Avenue when she was hit by a box truck that was trying to make a turn onto Skillman Avenue. Both the truck and moped were heading in the same direction.
Police were called to the scene around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they noticed Pearson had severe injuries to her lower extremities. She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, but she later died from her injuries.
The driver of the box truck stayed on the scene after the accident, and so far no charges have been brought against him.
The scooter company, Lime, released a statement after the accident and offered their condolences to the victim’s family. They said, “We are devastated to learn of this tragic incident,” a spokesperson for Lime said. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time. We have been in contact with the NYPD and have offered to assist in their investigation however possible.”
It is unclear if the death of Molly Pearson was just an accident or if something faulty with the scooter caused a problem.
According to the young girl’s obituary, Molly Pearson was unusual. The family said that “Molly had a spark like no other. Her light and energy could not be contained within four walls. She loved to travel and meet new people. She lived in Boulder, Co. before taking on NYC, where she fell in love with the West Village. Recently she moved to Brooklyn and embraced her new neighborhood. Molly was kind, complicated and unapologetically herself. She loved deeply and made sure you knew that. Her laughter was boundless and she practically wiggled in delight.”
The N.J. native seemed to bring a smile to everyone she met. Her devastating death has been felt by everyone the young girl met, including past employers. Albert’s Hohokus, a cafe in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. where Pearson grew up posted a touching tribute to the 24-year-old on their Facebook.
It said, “It is with profound sadness that we grieve the tragic, sudden loss of Molly Pearson. Molly worked here at Albert’s for several years and always brought an abundance of energy, joy, and an intoxicating smile. Our prayers go out to her family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Friends and family also said that Pearson had a strong work ethic and had recently started a new job at the Williamsburg Equinox, which is a luxury fitness club in Brooklyn.
Those who knew the young woman flooded social media after her death to share their favorite moments and past pictures of her. Her personal Instagram is full of beautiful photos of a girl taken too soon. Molly Pearson is survived by her parents, Margaret and Scott Pearson, her brothers Charlie and Henry, her grandparents and dozens of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She will be most remembered by her boyfriend of eight years, Liam Mullin, and her pets, a pug named Beans and a cat named Boots.
Her family is asking for donations in remembrance of their daughter. All donations can be sent to BARC Shelter in Brooklyn, New York or an animal shelter of your choice.