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South Ozone Park crash leaves woman dead, girl critical: NYPD

A crash in Queens has left a woman

A crash in Queens has left a woman is dead and a 9-year-old girl in critical condition, cops said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A woman is dead and her 9-year-old daughter is in critical condition following a car crash in Queens on Sunday, the NYPD said.

The crash occurred at 115th Avenue and 130th Street in South Ozone Park, at about 5 p.m., when a BMW struck a Toyota “at a high rate of speed,” a police spokesman said.

Police said the driver of a 2002 BMW X5 ignored a stop sign and hit the 2010 Toyota Corolla at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 130th Street. The BMW also hit three parked cars before coming to a stop. Police said Sunday night the driver left the scene.

The woman, identified by the NYPD as Zaalika Rasool, and girl were rear passengers in the Toyota and were ejected from the car. Both were found laying on the ground, unconscious and unresponsive, with severe head and body trauma, police said. When paramedics arrived, they pronounced the woman dead on the scene, and took the girl to Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Rescue workers also removed and treated the Toyota’s 47-year-old male driver, and a 71-year-old male passenger. A 46-year-old male passenger in the BMW was transported to Jamaica Hospital; his condition was unknown.

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.


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