SUV accident kills Queens Village toddler

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A 2-year-old Queens Village girl was hit and killed by an SUV Monday afternoon in a freak accident, police said.

Shamira Zaman, 2, walked onto 211th Street to greet her uncle when she was killed by a woman driving the SUV, the New York Post reported.

The driver stayed at the scene and no criminality was suspected, police said.

A police officer was seen consoling the driver and others who were in the SUV shortly after the accident.

Shamira’s uncle is a city traffic agent whom she was excited to see, the Post reported.

The girl’s aunt and grandmother were standing outside the girl’s 211th Street home and watched in horror, the Post reported.

Yvonne McKenzie, a neighbor of Shamira’s, called 911 after the accident, recalling to the Post that the girl was unconscious.

“We heard screaming, loud screams. I thought somebody was getting beat up or something,” McKenzie told the paper. “But it was the family, the mom and the grandmother screaming.”

McKenzie said she saw blood on Shamira’s right forearm and right wrist and decided to call 911, the Post reported.

— Howard Koplowitz

Updated 6:20 pm, October 10, 2011
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