Car jumps curb and hits 2 pedestrians in Queens, killing 10-year-old girl

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FAR ROCKAWAY, NY – Two pedestrians were struck, one fatally, when a car went out of control in Queens Wednesday afternoon, the New York Post reports.

Police said a woman was driving a black Mazda near 13-28 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway at about 4:15 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a turn and lost control of the car. The Mazda jumped a curb, hit the pedestrians and plowed into a car wash.

One of those who were struck, a 10-year-old girl, was pinned in the wreck and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other pedestrian, a 32-year-old woman, was transported to Jamaica Hospital. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.  Two other pedestrians were able to get out of the way of the vehicle.

The 35-year-old driver of the Mazda reportedly did not have a driver’s license and was driving with a learner’s permit.

The NYPD is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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