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‘Gut-wrenching to see’: Driver fatally strikes 10-year-old Far Rockaway girl

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The scene of the Far Rockaway crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 10-year-old girl died in a late afternoon car crash in Far Rockaway on Wednesday, Feb. 9, according to authorities.

According to NYPD reports, the young girl, identified as Davina Afokoba, was struck by a driver on Beach Channel Drive and lived just minutes away on Pinson Street.

The scene of the Far Rockaway crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

On Feb. 9 around 4:13 p.m., police from the 101st Precinct responded to a 911 call about a car that had crashed into a pedestrian at Beach Channel Drive. Upon arrival, cops found that a 34-year-old woman driving a 2009 Mazda CX9 had struck two pedestrians who were walking on the sidewalk.

The New York Post reported that the driver only had her learner’s permit and sped up while making a turn at the busy intersection before striking a nearby building.

The scene of the Far Rockaway crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Police said that Afokoba was pinned against the building at the site of the crash. EMS personnel responded and pronounced her dead on the scene.

A second pedestrian, a 33-year-old woman, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

The scene of the Far Rockaway crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

The 34-year-old driver remained on the scene and was also reportedly taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and the investigation into the case remains ongoing.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect the comment by Queens Borough President Richards. 

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