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Two Women Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Steinway Street in Queens

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Queens, NY (April 8, 2024) – A serious incident early on Sunday morning left two women injured as a vehicle lost control in Queens. At approximately 5 a.m., a red sedan, traveling south on Steinway Street, veered off the road. The car plowed into an outdoor dining area and collided with a parked vehicle, subsequently striking two pedestrians in the vicinity of 25th and 28th Avenues.

The injured women, aged 22 and 32, were rapidly transported to Elmhurst Hospital by emergency responders. They were reported to be in stable condition following the accident. Authorities have confirmed that the driver of the sedan, 30-year-old Whitney Walker, was taken into custody at the scene. Charges pressed against Walker include vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.

The events that led up to the crash are currently under investigation. Authorities are piecing together witness testimonies and any available surveillance footage in order to ascertain the sequence of events that resulted in this unfortunate accident. The local community has been left in shock, as the location of the crash is a typically bustling area filled with pedestrians and outdoor patrons.

Officials are asking anyone with further information regarding the incident to come forward to aid in the ongoing investigation. Additionally, measures are being evaluated to increase pedestrian safety and reduce the risk of such accidents reoccurring in the future.

Source: Local Accident Reports

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