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Child, adult dead; 2nd child injured after car jumps curb in Jamaica: officials

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 22:16:17-04

JAMAICA, Queens — A child and adult are dead after a car jumped the curb and struck them in Jamaica, Queens, police said.

It happened at 164th Street and Jamaica Avenue at 5:30 p.m., when a vehicle lost control and jumped the curb at the location, police said. Two people were struck; FDNY officials identified them as one child and one adult.

Both patients were taken to a local hospital and were said to be in critical condition, according to the FDNY.

The victims were a 54-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl. Authorities said they are not related.

The driver, a 47-year-old woman, remained on the scene. Authorities say the crash appears to be an accident.

Mayor de Blasio said that a second child was struck and injured Friday evening.

Police had previously said two children were struck.