An 18-year-old woman was fatally run over by a truck driver as she crossed an avenue in Rochdale, Queens last night. According to the NYPD, the woman, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was crossing 132 Avenue, from the south side to the north, when she was struck by a 1999 International truck at 6:14 p.m. The driver was traveling northbound on Rockaway Boulevard and turning left onto 132 Avenue, where he or she killed the pedestrian.
The woman suffered head and chest injuries and was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced DOA. The driver, who has also not been identified, remained at the scene and has not been charged. An NYPD spokesperson would not say if the pedestrian had the right of way. The investigation is said to be ongoing.