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Woman critically injured after truck backs into her near Queens

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Police investigated the scene of a critical pedestrian accident adjacent to Queen's Medical Center this morning.
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A woman was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition after she was struck by a delivery truck next to the hospital this morning.

At about 6:03 a.m., police said a Pepsi delivery truck was backing up on Miller Street when the vehicle struck the woman, 59, who was on the roadway at the time. Her wheelchair was on the sidewalk near the street entrance of the hospital’s emergency room at the time of the accident.

It’s unclear at this time how the woman got on the roadway.

Police have shut down a portion of Miller Street while they conduct an investigation.

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