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The intersection of Queens Boulevard and 56th Avenue in Elmhurst.
By Robert Pozarycki

Tragedy struck Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst Monday morning when a 40-year-old woman was fatally hit by an SUV as she attempted to cross the busy roadway, the NYPD reported.

Police said the incident occurred Dec. 17 at 6:22 a.m. at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 56th Avenue.

According to preliminary information obtained by police, the unidentified female victim was attempting to walk across Queens Boulevard at the intersection when she was struck by a 2017 Kia, which was operated by a 38-year-old man who was traveling westbound on the roadway.

Upon hitting the woman, the driver pulled over and remained at the scene, police said.

Officers from the 110th Precinct and EMS units responded to a 911 call about the incident. Upon arriving at the scene, cops found the unidentified female lying unconscious on the roadway with trauma about her body.

Responding paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The victim’s identity was withheld pending family notification, police said.

No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, authorities noted. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was conducting an inquiry.

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