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Woman Killed While Crossing Street Near Queensboro Bridge Entrance

By Jess Wisloski | September 15, 2013 9:40am
 A woman was struck near the Queensboro Bridge on Friday night.
A woman was struck near the Queensboro Bridge on Friday night.
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ASTORIA — A driver struck and killed a woman crossing the roadway of Queens Plaza North as he was headed in the direction of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Friday night, cops said. 

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was hit at 9:49 p.m. near 27th Street police said, by the driver of a blue 2009 Honda CR-V headed westbound on Queens Plaza North — a street that runs parallel to, and serves as a merge lane for, the on-ramp to the bridge.

Police found the woman lying in the roadway unconscious, and though she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, she was declared dead on arrival, officials said.

Upon investigation police found that she was hit by a 69-year-old man who stayed on the scene. The driver had been headed west when he struck the woman as she crossed from south to north, police said. He swerved up onto a curb and struck a pillar after hitting her, police said.

Another woman was critically injured while crossing a nearby intersection of the roadway at 29th Street on July 2. Her status was not available on Sunday, police said.

An investigation was ongoing Saturday, and the woman's identity was pending family notification, police said.