NewsLocal NewsQueens


2 women hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at JFK Airport

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 12:08:42-04

QUEENS — Two women are in the hospital, one with a possible broken leg, after being struck by a vehicle at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s departure level at Terminal 5 on Monday, officials with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.

Port Authority Police responded to reports of a motor vehicle crash at the airport’s Terminal 5 departure area shortly before 8 a.m., officials said. 

Two women, ages 59 and 38, were injured when struck by a vehicle, according to officials.

Both were hospitalized, and the older victim is believed to have suffered a broken leg.

Two vehicles had collided, causing one to jump the curb and hit the women, reports.

Terminal 5 was briefly closed, and reopened at 8:10 a.m., Port Authority officials say.

Several airlines operate at the terminal, with JetBlue being the most major, online records show.

At the time, JFK tweeted that the incident caused roadway congestion.