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89-Year-Old Woman Struck on 48th Street by Motorist Coming Out of BJ’s Parking Lot

An 89-year-old woman was critically injured Saturday when she was struck by a motorist turning left out of a parking lot on 48th Street in Long Island City (screenshot of parking lot GMaps)

April 25, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

An 89-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a motorist while crossing 48th Street near Northern Boulevard on Saturday.

The elderly woman was crossing 48th Street at around 2:40 p.m. when a driver operating a Dodge Durango made a left turn out of a parking lot and hit her. The driver, who was exiting the parking lot where BJ’s Wholesale Club is located, was turning northbound on 48th Street.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the 89-year-old to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst where she is listed in critical condition.

The driver, a 37-year-old man, remained on the scene. He too was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst but with minor injuries.

No arrests have been made. The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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Tihs York

I go to BJ’s all the time. The ice cream truck and the food truck over there always block the crosswalk. The cars fly out of parking lot once they get the green light not realizing they still have to yield to pedestrians before turning. The city is a total mess. I have never seen so many drivers blowing red lights, stop signs, speeding like maniacs with paper plates. I am sorry for the elderly.

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