Police: Woman dies after being struck by stolen car in Jamaica

Billie Rama
November 05, 2019 - 11:29 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman was struck and killed in Queens Tuesday night by a driver in a stolen car, police said.

The crash happened at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.

Police attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, and went after the driver who declined to pull over, police said. 

The suspect fled the Hyundai Sonata and the the vehicle - which was not fully stopped - kept rolling.

The vehicle hit and pinned the victim under the car at the crosswalk.

The woman was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A police officer was also hurt while trying to lift the car off of the woman. He was also taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional police officers were also called for crowd control since it was a chaotic scene, witnesses said.

A man believed to be the driver was taken into custody and since been released after police determined he had nothing to do with the incident.

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