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Pedestrian With Shopping Cart Struck Dead by SUV in Elmhurst Friday

A woman was struck dead by a SUV at the intersection of 91st Place and 43rd Avenue GMaps

May 31, 2021 By Christina Santucci

A 39-year-old woman walking with a shopping cart was struck and killed by an SUV in Elmhurst Friday afternoon.

Police said the unidentified woman had been trying to cross 91st Place at 43rd Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. when she was hit by a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 33-year-old man.

The woman had been pulling a small shopping cart across the crosswalk, the NY Daily News reported.

“I saw a lot of blood,” Dulce Santos, a worker at nearby Mi Otra Casa Restaurant, told the News. “The cart was under the car.”

Emergency medical responders took the woman who had suffered injuries to her head and body to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. As of Sunday afternoon, her identity had not yet been publicly released.

The Chevrolet driver remained on scene. Police said Friday evening that no arrests had immediately been made and the investigation was ongoing. The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the woman’s death.

A woman who works at a pharmacy nearby told the News that the intersection is notorious in the neighborhood.

Several pedestrians and cyclists have been injured in crashes at the intersection over the past year, according to NYC Crash Mapper, which uses data compiled and mapped by safety advocates Chekpeds.

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Sara Ross

I’m in Forest Hills and the timing on the traffic/walking lights was changed about 2 years ago so that the walk light changes to green first and then about 7 seconds later the traffic light turns green, but there are still drivers who don’t know that and will go through the red light. Not to mention those that make 1 light and then speed to make the next 5 lights! We need more cameras so that the only colors that will matter to these reckless drivers are orange (for the ticket) and green (for what they’ll have to pay).

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