2016-07-13 / Front Page

Double Jeopardy For Astoria Train Jump Woman

By Liz Goff

Police are seeking help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman who had just jumped from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.
Cops said the 41-year-old woman jumped from the Hoyt Avenue/Astoria Boulevard station at about 10 p.m. on July 10 and landed on a stretch of roadway leading to the eastbound entrance of the Grand Central Parkway.
A vehicle heading onto the parkway entrance ramp near Astoria Boulevard and 33rd Street struck the woman and kept going, police said. The driver sped off in the direction of the parkway.
The woman suffered massive body and head trauma, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The exact cause of death was unavailable, pending the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police at the NYPD Accident Investigation Squad are actively investigating the incident, and are asking eyewitnesses to come forward with information on the vehicle or the driver that struck the woman.
Anyone with information on the vehicle involved in the incident is urged to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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