Sept. 1, 2016 Staff Report
A woman died and a man was injured yesterday when a driver accidentally left his parked van in reverse and it rolled backwards and hit them, according to police.
Around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon the van rolled backwards across the intersection of Broadway and 32nd Street after the 29-year-old driver exited the vehicle without properly putting it in park. It then struck the 80-year-old woman and a 71-year old man, and continued backwards, hitting a food cart.
Both victims were transported to Elmhurst General Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead and the man is listed in stable condition.
The van operator remained on the scene.
The police have not made any arrests at this time, and there is an ongoing investigation in to the incident by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad.