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Driver in fatal Flushing hit-and-run thought she had hit ice: DA

Geum Min, 58, is accused of running over 77-year-old Jum Sim Yim on Parsons Blvd. and 32nd Ave. then going to work at Flushing Hospital without alerting the authorities.
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A Flushing woman charged in a hit-and-run that left another woman dead thought she had struck a chunk of ice and continued to go to work, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Geum Min, 58, was arrested last Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care, according to the NYPD. Police said Min struck 77-year-old Jun Sum Yim near Parsons Boulevard and 32nd Avenue on Jan. 10 around 7 a.m. When police arrived, they found Yim lying on the road, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS took Yim to Flushing Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said that Yim was struck midblock between 32nd and 33rd Avenues on Parsons Boulevard and that Min fled the scene. According to the criminal complaint, Min was driving her daughter’s 2016 Toyota Corolla on her way to work at Flushing Hospital when she made a right turn on Parsons Boulevard and struck Yim, who was in the crosswalk and had the pedestrian signal in her favor. The criminal complaint said Yim was knocked to the ground, went underneath the Corolla and was dragged for 193 feet as Min continued to drive.

Min told officers that when she made the right turn onto Parsons Boulevard, she felt a bump “like something got stuck underneath the car,” she said.

“I thought it was a chunk of ice or something like, that so I just kept going,” she told officers. “I felt it dislodge and continued driving to work at Flushing Hospital.”

According to the complaint, Min did not stop or report the accident.

Once at work, Min heard about a pedestrian who had been struck on Parsons Boulevard, and she “started to get a weird feeling because I remembered that bump and the thing that got struck under my car.”

“I had a weird feeling all day that it might have been the pedestrian,“ she said, according to the complaint.

Min said she asked a colleague at the hospital if she should call the police, but her colleague told her she was probably overreacting, so she decided to not call the authorities. According to the complaint, she went on to finish her shift but “felt weird the whole time.”

After work, Min drove home and told her husband about the car and her weird feeling. She was arrested and charged the following day.

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

Posted 12:00 am, January 18, 2018
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Cantdrive from Queens says:
Asians don't know how to drive! They are the WORST drivers I have ever seen!
Jan. 18, 6:47 am
Which one from queens says:
Did she think she hit ice or more likely, that she hit ICE?
Jan. 18, 4:21 pm
Joey from Whitestone says:
Of course now she going to bee like I noo speeak no. English I’m sooo sorrriee. Bill ——. She knows what she did. Took of. And now plays dumb. Be she know how to get. Well fair and food stamps. Call. Woo. Or Megan wang for her defense. I hope ice locks her. Up. And deported the rest of her family
Jan. 18, 9:08 pm
Tom from Queens says:
Look at this sad person posting multiple times posing as different people and can barely spell, while making fun of immigrants and their English.
Jan. 19, 7:57 am
Jeff from Whitestone says:
Tom is a Tom cat
Jan. 19, 12:14 pm
J from Bayside says:
—— cant see,,,,solly Charlie :)
Jan. 20, 6:51 pm
Rick from Manhattan says:
Joey- Get cancer and die. Die slowly where you wither away.
You are a racist scumbag
Jan. 21, 10:12 pm
Big joe from Bayside says:
I think there going to look at her passed. Bet she is hear illegal now tax payers will front the bill. What a mess flushing is so many illegal immigrants from Asia. Robing the system
Jan. 22, 9:31 pm
Joe from Flushing says:
Hey Big Joe from Bayside you're an idiot. She has a job working at Flushing Hospital. You think Flushing Hospital would hire illegals. I'm not a fan of Flushing, but at least Flushing has some of the most expensive real estate and prosperous businesses in an ethnic NY neighborhood which means they pay a lot of taxes to the government. Also, to the person that said Asians can't drive. I've witnessed more car accidents involving non-Asians than with Asians. Also, the person that posted the racist comments making fun of Asians not speaking English can't even spell or properly structure a sentence.
Jan. 25, 2:25 pm

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