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81-year-old Ping Xie died after being struck by a tow truck in Flushing.
By Gina Martinez

An 81-year-old woman, who was hit by a driver of the same age, has died as result of her injuries, police said.

According to police, the victim was crossing Kissena Blvd. near Holly Ave. on Mar. 9 in Flushing when a tow truck going westbound on Holly Ave. struck her as the driver made a left turn. The driver stayed on the scene and was arrested. Police said he is being charged with failure to yield, failure to exercise due care and for tinted windows.

The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian in critical condition and died as a result of her injuries, police said.

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Flushing) offered her condolences and is looking in to the accident to avoid any more accidents at the intersection.

“My deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the elderly woman who was tragically struck by a vehicle in my district yesterday and succumbed to her injuries today,” she said. “My office is closely monitoring the situation and I am yet again calling on the Department of Transportation to work closely with the NYPD 109th Precinct and immediately assess the area to ensure safe roads for our seniors in Flushing.”

Police said the case is ongoing and being investigated by the collision squad.

Reach Gina Martinez by e-mail at gmartinez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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