May 23, 2016 Staff Report
A 72-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car Friday night.
A driver struck the woman while attempting to reverse into a parking spot at the intersection of Skillman Avenue and 52nd Street, on Friday just after 9:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The driver was traveling northbound along 52nd Street. The motorist then stopped at the intersection of Skillman Ave and attempted to back his vehicle into a parking space, where the woman and her husband were crossing, cops said.
The couple crossed about 75 feet away from the crosswalk, according to the NYPD.
The driver struck the woman, knocking her down. She struck her head on the ground as she fell, according to police.
She was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition to be treated for head trauma. Police could not reveal her identity at this time.
The driver received a summons for driving with the wrong type of license, no insurance card and failure to yield to a pedestrian, according to an NYPD spokesman.
The NYPD could not release the driver’s information.