Woman, 72, critically injured in car crash at intersection in Queens


FRESH MEADOWS, QUEENS – A collision in Queens on Sunday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital, according to New York City police.

A report by WABC stated that the incident happened in the Fresh Meadows section of the borough, in the vicinity of Peck Avenue and Utopia Parkway.

An investigation found that a 72-year-old woman was driving a Lexus east on Peck Avenue at about 1:15 p.m. when her vehicle was T-boned by a BMW headed north on Utopia Parkway driven by a 20-year-old man.  The impact caused the Lexus to overturn.

The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.  The man was also hospitalized in serious condition but was expected to survive.

The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the accident, and said that the BMW driver may have been speeding at the time.

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