Woman dies after being hit by car in Corona: Police

By Madina Toure

A 64-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle that was reversing into a parking space in Corona, the NYPD said.

At about 8:45 a.m., police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of 113th Street and 37th Avenue, according to a police spokesman.

A preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad revealed that a 54-year-old female driver was reversing a black 2003 Ford Expedition into a parking space on the street when she struck the victim, identified as Lin Qinyun, who was crossing the street, the spokesman said.

Qinyun was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, the spokesman continued.

The official said the driver, whom he could not identify, remained at the scene, and that there were no summonses or arrests.

The driver was eastbound on 37th Avenue and came to stop in the vicinity of 113th Street, the spokesman said.

The driver then put her vehicle in reverse and traveled westbound in reverse, the spokesman added.

Qinyun was crossing 37th Avenue at the time from north to south outside of a crosswalk into the path of the vehicle, which struck her, causing her to fall and strike her head on the pavement, the official said.

The investigation by the Collision Investigation Squad was ongoing, the spokesman said.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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