Emmy-Winning Writer Killed on Brooklyn Sidewalk by Truck (Report)
Martha Atwater, who shared a 2009 Daytime Emmy writing award for the children's show Word World, was killed in Brooklyn on Friday when a pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk, the New York Post reports.
A man driving a Honda Ridgeline truck drove over the curb and pinned Atwater against a building, according to police cited by multiple news outlets. Atwater, 48, was transferred to Long Island College Hospital where she died, the Post reported.
According to the Post, a police source speculated that the driver of the pickup lost consciousness. The NBC station reported that authorities are investigating whether the driver had a "medical problem" while operating the vehicle.
Atwater was a writer for shows including Horrible Histories and Big and Small, along with being credited as a producer on the series Clifford the Big Red Dog and film Clifford's Really Big Movie.