Tow truck driver fatally strikes 70-year-old woman in Queens crosswalk

A 70-year-old woman died after being struck by a tow truck in Queens — and the driver has been arrested, cops said Saturday. Donna Hahl was in the crosswalk and had a walk signal when a Ford tow truck making a left turn off 217th St. onto Jamaica Ave. in Queens Village clipped her about 2:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

Hahl, of Valley Stream, L.I., fell and was crushed under the truck’s rear wheels. Medics rushed her to Jamaica Hospital, where she died a short time later. Driver Mandip Singh, 29, of Richmond Hill, Queens, remained at the scene and was charged with violating the city’s right of way law and for failure to exercise due care, both misdemeanors.

His arraignment was pending in Queens Criminal Court Saturday.

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