Woman injured in fall from moving car

August 27, 2008 9:09:35 AM PDT
An 18-year-old woman sustained severe head trauma when she fell off of a moving car in the Flushing section of Queens Wednesday. Police say the victim was sitting on the trunk of the car, parked on 160th Street and Northern Boulevard, when the driver suddenly drove away sometime after 3:30 a.m.

The woman was tossed onto the pavement.

She reportedly hit her head on the ground and sustained a critical head injury. She was rushed to New York Hospital Center of Queens for severe head trauma.

The driver drove away, but was later caught by police. Authorities say 18-year-old Young Ho Yoo was charged with reckless endangerment.

It was not immediately clear why the suspect drove away with the victim on the trunk. Their relationship was not immediately clear.

Investigators taped off the street as they searched for evidence



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