BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
An elderly woman is in critical condition after she fell and was then run over by a car in Jackson Heights, police said.
At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, an 82-year-old woman was crossing Northern Boulevard near 90th Street when she fell. According to police, a car turned seconds later from 90th Street onto Northern Boulevard and ran over the woman.
Emergency responders discovered that the woman had suffered a head trauma, and she was immediately transported to Elmhurst General Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
The driver remained on the scene and no arrests have been made, police said.
Police said that they are still investigating whether the woman slipped as a result of the ice and snow from Thursday’s winter storm. They are also investigating whether the driver had been traveling at an appropriate rate of speed.
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