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SUV Strikes Young Woman on Broadway and 158th Street

By Carla Zanoni | June 9, 2011 6:42pm 

By Carla Zanoni

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - A young woman was struck by an SUV on a Washington Heights street Thursday, authorities and witnesses said.

The accident unfolded on W. 158th Street and Broadway at 5:40 p.m., according to the FDNY.

The woman, in her 20s, was breathing and awake after the accident and was taken to Harlem Hospital.

"We heard a big bang and then saw the girl on the ground," said Marcus Hall, a neighbor.

Cops interviewed the driver, but it was not immediately clear whether any criminality was suspected.

Fire Department vehicles respond to the scene.
Fire Department vehicles respond to the scene.
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The victim of the accident receives help from rescue workers.
The victim of the accident receives help from rescue workers.
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Medics tend to a woman who was struck by a car at 158th Street and Broadway Thursday.
Medics tend to a woman who was struck by a car at 158th Street and Broadway Thursday.
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