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East Elmhurst Woman Struck Dead by Driver While Crossing 74th Street: NYPD

74th Street and 30th Avenue (Google).

March 17, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 76-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross an East Elmhurst street on Saturday, police said.

Carolyn Egger – who was operating an electric mobility scooter at the intersection of 74th Street and 30th Avenue – was trying to cross 74th Street westbound using the crosswalk when she was struck by the driver of a 2001 Nissan SUV.

The 57-year-old driver was traveling northbound on 74th Street at around 3:30 p.m. before stopping. The driver then proceeded into the intersection by turning right onto eastbound 30th Avenue where the collision took place, according to police.

The woman was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst where she was pronounced dead.

She had lived only a short distance away from the scene on 75th Street.

Police said the driver remained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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Sara Ross

From the picture there isn’t even a stop sign. Looking at the intersection, there should be a 4 way stop sign there. Why does it take innocent people getting killed by reckless/distracted drivers to do something? My heart goes out to her family for this senseless loss.

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James Edward

So the driver turned too fast, and in broad daylight kills this poor woman? And the NYPD has to “investigate?”

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Yes

This is horrible. God bless her soul. I live near by and I have called local assemblyman about cars speeding and lack of pedestrian crossing. They is not pedestrian crossing between 73st and BQE entrance on 30ave.

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