Fatal crash on 210th Street takes lives of woman and child

By Tom Momberg

A two-car collision on 210th Street in Oakland Gardens took the lives of a woman and a child, leaving four others injured Wednesday night.

Susan Ha, 42, of Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, and Angelica Ung, 10, of the same household, were both pronounced dead at Long Island Jewish Hospital following the accident, the NYPD said.

Police responded to the accident a little after 6 p.m.

The 46-year-old female driver and sole occupant of a Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on 210 Street allegedly at an unsafe speed and veered left crossing a double-yellow line between the Horace Harding Expressway and 64th Avenue, where she struck the left rear side of a Toyota Camry traveling in the opposite direction, according to an investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad.

The Explorer continued northbound after striking the Camry and mounted the sidewalk, striking a tree stump and a fire hydrant, according to police.

The occupants of each vehicle were transported to LIJ, where the driver of the Explorer was in stable condition, the police said.

The driver of the Camry, a 74-year-old man, was transporting four passengers, two of whom were Ha and Ung. The driver was in stable condition, but the 67-year-old front passenger was in critical condition. An 8-year-old girl who was riding in the back seat with Ha and Ung survived the crash, but was in critical condition, the cops said.

The cops also said no arrests were made and that the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at tmomberg@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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