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79-Year-Old Woman Killed in Middle Village Hit-and-Run: NYPD

A 79-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Middle Village Monday, according to police (GMaps)

Dec. 14, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A 79-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street in Middle Village Monday, according to police.

Helena Conti was hit by a driver in a blue sedan at around 5:55 p.m. while crossing Cooper Avenue near St. John Cemetery, police said.

Conti, who lived on Dartmouth Street in Forest Hills, was struck midblock — between 82nd Street and 83rd Street, cops said. The driver fled the scene.

Responding officers found Conti lying on the ground with severe trauma to the body. She was transported to Elmhurst Hospital by EMS where she was pronounced dead.

There have been no arrests.

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Joe Zullo

Tragically, yet another hit and run fatality. These aren’t mere random acts, which we seem to accept as inevitable occurrences — they’re heinous crimes committed by dangerous, desperate individuals. Society’s collective conscience has been in decline for many years.

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