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.