NEW YORK In a fatal chain-reaction incident in Queens, a 52-year-old woman was murdered after being hit by an NYPD vehicle, according to authorities.
Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the incident took place at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Bay 32 Street.
Four police officers were inside a marked NYPD Ford Explorer that was heading west on Beach Channel Drive, according to the police. They were responding to a call for help from another cop experiencing a crisis. The emergency flashers on the car were turned on.
Police reported that a 2020 Toyota Corolla, being driven by a 44-year-old woman, was also moving west on Beach Channel Drive and was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection of the street.
According to the police, the driver of the Toyota kept making the left turn directly into the path of the NYPD car as it tried to pass the Toyota on the driver’s side.
According to authorities, the Toyota had spun around in the intersection when the NYPD car impacted the driver-side front door of the Toyota.
The woman was positioned just off the junction in the designated cycling lane of Beach Channel Drive when the NYPD car was sent toward the southwest corner of the intersection.
According to the police, the NYPD vehicle struck the woman before continuing onto the sidewalk and colliding with a parked, empty 2020 Honda Accord.
EMS took the woman to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where doctors declared her dead.
The four officers were sent with minor wounds to Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital. Each person’s condition is stable.
The victim’s identity won’t be released until the right family has been notified.
The Toyota’s driver stayed at the scene. She was unharmed.
The inquiry is still ongoing.