93-year-old woman fatally struck by a car exiting Queensboro Bridge

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) -- A 93-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car exiting the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City Wednesday morning.

The pedestrian, identified as Lillian Muller, was struck while crossing in the crosswalk on Queens Plaza South at 27th Street around 5:25 a.m.

Police say she was hit by an eastbound Hyundai Elantra that exited the bridge onto local Queens streets. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 40-year-old driver stayed at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation, but there was no immediate criminality.

The woman reportedly lived a few blocks away.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, senior pedestrians are four times more likely to die in a traffic accident than younger New Yorkers.

Only 13% of the New York City population are seniors, but 39% of the city's traffic fatalities are seniors.

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