The driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ran over and killed 73-year-old Ngozi Agbim on the morning of Monday, June 24, 2013, as she was crossing Ocean Parkway by the northeast corner of the intersection.
The figure represents a chalk outline of Ms. Agbim's dead body lying in the street.
The words written around the figure ("No criminality suspected. Why, Ray, why? [Commissioner Ray Kelly] " "Right of way." "Killed by auto. Ngozi Agbim. 6-24-13.") express New Yorkers' frustration over the NYPD frequently not charging drivers with any criminality after they've collided with pedestrians and cyclists, causing their deaths.
For more information about Ms. Agbim's tragic death, please see this blog's previous posts: