FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) — A man intentionally struck a woman with his car in an apparent domestic assault in Queens Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources.
The man, 36, was driving his Ford Explorer eastbound on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing when he hit the 41-year-old victim just before 5:30 a.m., police said. The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The woman’s three sons, ages 11, 9 and 6, were in the vehicle but were not injured, police said.
The driver was taken into police custody at the scene, officials said. Charges against him were expected to be filed.
The man and the woman had a relationship, but it was not immediately clear whether they were married, estranged or divorced, according to sources.
A source told PIX11 News that the man is an MTA bus operator, and the MTA confirmed he is being held out of service without pay pending the completion of the investigation.
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