Hit-and-run kills elderly woman in Flushing, Queens

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Police are canvassing a Queens neighborhood, looking for clues that might lead them to the hit-and-run driver who killed a 77-year-old woman.

Jum Sim Yim was struck while crossing Parsons Boulevard between 32nd and 33rd Avenues in Flushing just after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

She was found lying on the side of the road. She lived just a block away from where she was hit.

Yim was taken to Flushing Hospital and pronounced dead. The vehicle that struck her fled the scene. It is being described as a black four-door sedan.

"What evil person would just hit-andrun? You know?", said the victim's daughter, Mimi Yim.

It is one of the many questions the woman's children are trying desperately to answer.

They say she had just left church after praying on Parsons Boulevard, like she did every morning, when someone struck her, killed her and just drove away.

"Imagine your mother, your grandmother, any special person laying on that floor..what would you do?", said Mimi.

Police were handing out Vision Zero information cards on Parsons Boulevard but what investigators really need are some tangible leads, and so does Mrs. Yim's family.

Her daughter Mimi tearfully remembered their last conversation, moments before her mom set out for church.

"Early this morning, when I told her to dress warm, before she left," she said.

And while nothing can bring her back, answers can bring some comfort. Answers, they say, are what's right.

"Please, if there are any witnesses, if you can come forward and just help us out," said Mimi.

"I just want peace. I want this person to come forward, so that we could have peace and understanding," said the victim's son, Jae Yim.

"I think it's horrible, I feel so sorry about her," a resident said.

"Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear that, so very sorry," another said. "It's a very busy area here."

"This morning here it was all slippery, so I don't know," a man said.

No arrests have been made.

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