Elderly woman injured when truck hits her car outside Kings Plaza

An elderly woman was extricated from her Honda Accord when she seemed to be exiting the Kings Plaza parking garage this morning at about 8:30 a.m. and was struck broadside by a dumpster truck on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue V. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

The victim had to be extricated from her car by firefighters with the Jaws of Life equipment.

A dump truck struck a car on Flatbush Avenue on Thursday morning, injuring an elderly woman, FDNY sources said.

Officials said the woman was exiting the Kings Plaza parking garage around 8:30 a.m. when her vehicle was struck by the dumpster truck.

The woman, who authorities did not identify, had to be extricated from her Honda Accord by firefighters with the Jaws of Life equipment. She was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island for treatment. The driver of the truck remained on the scene.

Traffic on Flatbush Avenue was backed up to the Belt Parkway as a result of the crash.

Authorities said the cause of the crash was not immediately known and there were no charges were being considered at the time for either driver, police said.

The Kings Plaza shopping area is notorious for crashes even as many improvements have been made to the intersection at Avenue U to reduce pedestrian injuries and vehicle crashes.

In an unrelated incident, a car collided with a city bus in front of 740 Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at 9:36 a.m., fire officials said.

One person was pinned in the vehicle and extricated by firefighters. The person, also not identified, was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center with multiple injuries, according to the FDNY.

The cause of that crash was not immediately known.

Firefighters remove the injured woman from her car.  (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the woman from her damaged vehicle on Flatbush Avenue. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

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