Martha Atwater, who shared a 2009 Daytime Emmy writing award for the children’s show Word World, was killed in Brooklyn on Friday. A man driving a Honda Ridgeline pick-up truck drove over the curb and pinned Atwater against a building, according to police cited by multiple news outlets.
The New York Post is reporting that Martha Atwater, who was 48-years old, was then transferred to Long Island College Hospital where she died. Prior to police arriving, several people tried to lift the truck but were unable to do so. According to the Post, it’s being speculated that the driver of the pickup lost consciousness. It was reported that authorities are investigating whether the driver had a “medical problem” while operating the vehicle.
Martha 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 movie Clifford’s Really Big Movie.