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NYPD Traffic Agent Miraculously Survives After Being Struck By Tractor-Trailer in Astoria Tuesday

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Dec. 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

An NYPD traffic enforcement agent miraculously survived after being struck by a tractor-trailer in Astoria Tuesday.

The agent was directing traffic in front of 25-15 Broadway at around 10:30 a.m. when she was hit by the big rig.

The truck driver, who was parked on the side of the road, struck her while he was pulling out onto the roadway, police said.

The victim was caught beneath the vehicle before it came to a stop, police said.

The agent, 48, remained pinned under the truck but was eventually rescued by a team of FDNY firefighters, video footage shows.

She was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with back and neck pain but was not seriously injured, police said.

The 51-year-old male driver remained at the scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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25-15 Broadway 10:30:51 AM EST

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Shannon

Outdoor dining is such a hazard in nyc especially in Astoria. Traffic is dangerous and a nightmare. Some restaurants are creating upper level dining on top of the street dining area. Sidewalks are bombarded with sidewalk dining and people. I am so glad our neighborhood is much quieter.

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