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Hit-and-run truck driver fatally strikes bike owner in Queens

A lady driving a bicycle was killed Thursday when the hit-and-run driver of a truck slammed into her on a Queens avenue, police mentioned.

The 43-year-old sufferer was driving southbound on the Van Wyck Expressway service street close to Liberty Ave. in Jamaica round 11:35 a.m., cops mentioned.

As the driving force of a white truck was additionally heading south, the trucker hit her.

NYPD investigate after a man riding a bicycle southbound on the Van Wyck Expressway Service Road was pronounced dead on scene after he was struck by a truck traveling in the same direction that then fled the scene at the intersection of Liberty Avenue in Queens on Thursday November 24, 2022.

As an alternative of getting out to verify on the mortally wounded bike owner, the driving force took off, leaving her within the roadway with extreme head trauma, police mentioned.

She died on the scene.

The proprietor of a close-by retailer believes the car was a fuel truck.

“After I got here in, it was after the road was closed and the physique was on the ground lined,” mentioned Raaj Malkadar. “I’m closing the shop early as a result of it’s Thanksgiving, however my worker mentioned (the crash) was unhealthy.”

Police are nonetheless trying to find the driving force of the truck.

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