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Rego Park woman dies days after she was struck by car while crossing the Horace Harding Expressway in Douglaston: NYPD

Jun. 19, 2023 By Bill Parry

A Rego Park woman died Friday, June 16, two days after she was struck while crossing the Horace Harding Expressway in Douglaston.

Yu Chen, 50, of 63rd Avenue, succumbed to her injuries at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where she was taken by EMS after she was struck by a 46-year-old woman who was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry on the morning of June 14.

Police from the 111th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and Marathon Parkway at 8:39 a.m. on June 14. Upon arriving at the intersection alongside the Long Island Expressway, the officers found the victim lying on the roadway with severe head trauma.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that the driver of the Toyota Camry was making a left-hand turn from the southbound Marathon Parkway to the eastbound Horace Harding Expressway when she struck the pedestrian as she was crossing the eastbound Horace Harding Expressway within the crosswalk, police said.

The driver remained at the scene of the collision and was not arrested, police said. The investigation remains ongoing.

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