7-year-old girl dies after being struck by SUV in Queens


ASTORIA, QUEENS – The New York Police Department is investigating an accident that killed a young girl in Queens on Friday evening, reports New York 1.

Officers responded to the intersection of Newtown Road and 45th Street in Astoria at about 5:50 p.m. following a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.  Police found a 7-year-old girl severely injured in the roadway.

The victim, an Astoria resident, was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators with the NYPD’s Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad later determined that a woman was driving a 2021 white Ford Explorer as she approached the intersection.  Police said the driver did not come to a full stop at a stop sign and hit the girl as she was walking across the street with her mother.  It was not yet clear whether the two were inside a crosswalk at the time.

The driver, a 46-year-old woman, remained at the scene following the accident.  No arrests were immediately made.

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