New York state of mind: Woman witnesses fatal crash, carries on eating pizza

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A woman who witnessed a fatal SUV accident in Brooklyn was not put off from her food by the tragic event.

The woman was caught on surveillance camera turning around after a vehicle hit a trio of pedestrians. She looked at the victims before continuing to devour her pizza slice.

The footage from Sunday’s crash at Fort Greene was obtained by DNAinfo.

All three pedestrians were taken to the hospital, where the youngest victim, Victoria Nicodemus, 30, was pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV was arrested, and faces charges of driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Police said that the woman had been under no legal obligation to help. However, she was criticized by some local workers who spoke with DNAinfo.

"I don't know how you could keep eating your pizza and keep walking. There's no reason, at least try. Make it your business to help. Not OK. ... wouldn't you want to help?" Lerima Guadelupe, a local bakery worker told the publication

"All I can say is the world we live in, some people are cold-hearted. There's nothing I can do to change them. God have mercy on them and that's it," a nearby deli worker, Frank Lopez, said.

Another cafe worker, Xiomara Morgan, came to her defense:

"Honestly, I can't judge her. She has her own reason for walking away in a situation like that."