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Woman, 27, Dead After Driving Into LIRR Train Trestle in Flushing

College Point Boulevard near 40th Road (Google)

July 24, 2020 By Christian Murray

A 27-year-old woman is dead after losing control of her vehicle and smashing into a train trestle in Flushing during the early hours Friday.

Police said the victim was speeding northbound on College Point Boulevard in a late model Ford Mustang when she collided with the trestle near 40th Road at around 1:50 a.m.

EMS responded and found the victim inside the vehicle with severe body trauma. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The identification of the deceased has yet to be released.

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I’ve driven under that trestle many times and even during the sunlight of a cloudless midday, the underpass is dark and the trestle islands are poorly marked. Further, the grey paint scheme easily blends into the street background. Of course, her speeding probably didn’t help the situation any, but the city should really improve the visibility of structures like this; had she seen it better maybe she would have been quicker on the brakes and a tragedy could have been avoided.


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