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Young Woman Killed by 16-Year-Old in Pickup Truck in Jackson Heights Thursday

Sara Perez, of East Elmhurst, was fatally struck Thursday by a teenage driver who was entering into Northern Lube and Tire Shop at 106-15 Northern Blvd. (G-Maps)

Feb. 18, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 19-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by a teenage driver while walking in front of an auto-shop in Jackson Heights Thursday evening.

Sara Perez, of East Elmhurst, was fatally struck on the sidewalk by a 16-year-old male in a Ford F-150 pickup truck at around 4:50 p.m. when the driver entered into the Northern Lube and Tire Shop at 106-15 Northern Blvd.

According to reports, Perez was pinned between the front bumper of the pickup truck and a wooden wall.

EMS responded to the scene and discovered Perez unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the head. She was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she was pronounced deceased.

The 16-year-old driver remained at the scene.

There have been no arrests at this time. The case remains ongoing and is being investigated by NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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Daniel

I avoid walking on Northern Boulevard because it’s so unsafe for pedestrians. NYC’s pandering to car culture claims another life.

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Javier

Maybe if a whole AVENUE wasn’t closed to cars for the last 2 yrs, Traffic on Northern Blvd would be a little better. Unfortunately people need cars to travel. You don’t expect people to go back to horse and buggies, do you? Not everyone has the privilege of working from home and not having to commute to work. Don’t wanna live amongst the cars, move to Amish Country.

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Sara Ross

The obvious question – what idiot let a 16 year old drive a truck?? I don’t care how old he is – he and the owner of the truck should go to jail – no bail, no probation, no community service, NOTHING – for taking the life of an innocent girl who had her whole life ahead of her.

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