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Woman killed on Belt Parkway

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:12 am, Thu Apr 4, 2013.

A woman was killed after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing the Belt Parkway between Ozone Park and Howard Beach just before noon on Tuesday.

Police responded to calls of a pedestrian struck on the Belt Parkway near the North Conduit Avenue exit — between Cohancy Street and Cross Bay Boulevard — at 11:54 a.m.

The responding officers found a female in her 50s, whose identity they have not yet released, unconscious and unresponsive in the road. EMS declared her dead at the scene.

Police say that the woman was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway when she was struck by the motorcycle, which then crashed.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 41-year-old man, was also injured in the incident, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and was listed in serious condition as of Wednesday morning.

Police say they do not know why the woman was on the Belt Parkway but suspect she was trying to cross the highway.

The investigation is ongoing.

— Domenick Rafter

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