Woman hit & killed in Maspeth
by Shane Miller
Jan 20, 2014 | 3245 views | 3 3 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cops were aggressively targeting drivers on Monday morning at the intersection where the deadly accident occurred.
Cops were aggressively targeting drivers on Monday morning at the intersection where the deadly accident occurred.
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An Elmhurst woman was killed after she was struck by a car making an illegal turn in Maspeth Saturday morning.

Angela Hurtado, 68, was crossing the street at Grand Avenue and 69th Place just after 11 a.m when she was hit by a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero driven by Abel Tinoco of Queens.

Tinoco was headed north on 69th Place when he made an illegal left turn onto Grand Avenue. Only right turns are permitted at the intersection, and the traffic light clearly has a green right turn signal indicating the restriction.

Hurtado was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Tinoco, 28, remained on the scene and was arrested. He was charged with driving without a license.

In the wake of Saturday fatal accident, Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) president Roe Daraio announced that the civic association would be forming a new committee to address traffic issues in the area.

Daraio said nine volunteers have already come forward to sit on the committee, and the civic has reached out to Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office and the 104th Precinct.

“We have a million issues here, so having some direction on what we should focus on first would be nice,” she said.

The 104th Precinct last week and on Sunday was issuing summons to law-breaking drivers on Grand Avenue, but Daraio said that was just a “band-aid” solution.

“The 104th Precinct can't be out there all the time issuing summons,” she said. “Maybe if we all put our heads together we can come up with a permanent solution.
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Johnny Wadd
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January 22, 2014
I'm tired of all the traffic agents giving out tickets on Grand Ave. This used to be a good neighborhood but now, when I go shopping on Grand Ave, I all get are tickets and attitudes from the increasing amount of Asians in the area.
Homer Jay, Jr.
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January 22, 2014
I hear you Johnny !! The Asian situation is a bad spreading virus now !!
joe RH
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January 27, 2014
you know the neighborhood is going hell when you have 3 or 4 pawn shops open on the ave. they want to buy all the stolen jewelry from the junkies that robbed our houses.. not to mention the ticket blitz from the mayors office, another money grab out of the working mans pocket,,,NY is finished, and the sky high taxes that are going up again,,