Woman killed at Queens gas station

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Woman struck, killed by husband in apparent accident at Queens car wash

August 17, 2019 - 4:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A woman was struck and killed by an SUV driven by her husband in an apparent accident at a car wash in Queens on Saturday afternoon, police and witnesses said.

The woman and her husband were at a BP gas station on Eliot Avenue in Fresh Pond cleaning the vehicle at the time, according to police.

After they finished washing the SUV, the man and woman got into the vehicle and drove to a nearby parking spot to dry it off, police said. At some point the woman got out and went to the rear of the vehicle.

The man, who had been driving, backed up the SUV and got out but quickly realized he had left the vehicle in reverse.

Police said he hopped back in the driver’s seat but hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the SUV to accelerate backwards into his wife, police said.

A gas station attendant said he didn’t see the incident but saw the husband screaming for help while saying his wife was lying on the ground.

The man escorted his wife to an ambulance and she was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where police confirmed she was pronounced dead at 1:12 p.m.

Police are investigating. The vehicle remained at the gas station late Saturday afternoon.

No charges have been reported.

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