Police recruit struck by garbage truck in hit-and-run in Queens

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FLUSHING, Queens – A woman was taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run incident in Queens.

The victim, an NYPD recruit, was on the way to the police academy Monday morning around 6 a.m. when she was hit by a garbage truck in Flushing. She was dragged 200-300 feet down the street.

Officers found the 35-year-old woman with head trauma at the intersection of Ulmer St and 28th Avenue. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Investigators said the victim was attempting to cross at the intersection of Ulmer Street and 28th Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle making a right turn onto Ulmer Street.

The vehicle did not remain on the scene.

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