QUEENS (PIX11) — A woman was hit and killed by an NYPD vehicle in Queens Friday night, police said.
Officers were responding to a call near Beach Channel Drive and Bay 32nd Street around 8:30 p.m., according to the NYPD. A marked police car had its lights and sirens on as it headed down Beach Channel Drive.
The NYPD vehicle hit a Toyota in the intersection, spiraled, and struck a 52-year-old woman standing on the corner, police said. The NYPD vehicle then hit a parked car.
An employee in the pizzeria in the Beach Channel shopping center said there was a large police response as EMTs tried to save the woman’s life. Witnesses told PIX11 the woman flew more than 10 feet through the air after being hit.
First responders transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Four officers were taken to South Nassau Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was not injured, police said.