Elderly woman injured during hit-and-run collision in Corona Sunday night: NYPD

Corona hit-and-run
Cops are looking for the driver of this Acura SUV for leaving the scene of a collision that left an 81-year-old woman seriously injured in Corona on Sunday night. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A hit-and-run driver critically injured an 81-year-old woman as she tried to cross Roosevelt Avenue in Corona on Sunday night, Feb. 5.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are searching for the driver of a dark-colored Acura SUV who was traveling eastbound at around 8:25 p.m.

As the motorist was approaching the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 111th Street, the vehicle slammed into the victim and never stopped racing away from the scene of the collision eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she was listed in serious but stable condition, according to the authorities.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the Acura that appear to show some front-end damage on the driver’s side from the collision or a previous crash. The vehicle has New York license plates but the image is too grainy to determine the exact numbers on the tags. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.