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Speeding New York City SUV strikes, kills woman in crosswalk

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It was early evening. A 21-year-old woman was in a Queens crosswalk, making her way across the Horace Harding Expressway service road. Another woman, 26 years old, was nearby riding a bicycle. That is when the driver of a black Porsche sports utility vehicle traveling west on the service road at high speed lost control.

The SUV hit a tree and then slammed into the pedestrian, then struck the bicyclist. The Porsche then ran into two other vehicles, including a cab. The pedestrian was later pronounced dead at a nearby New York City hospital.

The bicyclist was hospitalized with injuries to her head and shoulder.

The driver of a Mini Cooper struck by the Porsche SUV struck was transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The 26-year-old driver of the taxi was treated at the scene of the crashes and released, police said.

After the Porsche came to a stop, the driver — described as a Hispanic man in his 50s dressed in a white t-shirt and blue jeans — fled the scene on foot. The TV station report we read did not indicate that police investigators had yet found him.

A witness said the man at the wheel of the Porsche was coming around a corner, trying to beat the yellow light when he lost control of the speeding SUV. Another witness said he “could see the blood at the back of the rear wheel” of the vehicle. Police investigators are hoping to find and use area surveillance video to locate the SUV driver.

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By: Andrew Levine

Andrew J. Levine is co-owner at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in New York, NY. A graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 15 years he has been widely trusted and respected as a formidable attorney but acknowledged as a reasonable and ethical collaborator who impresses clients, judges and jurors alike. Andrew has been featured in New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Top Personal Injury Litigators” and recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York.” View all posts by Andrew Levine

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