Wife And Mother Raj Kaur, 57, Struck While Visiting Friends In Richmond Hill

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in the Richmond Hill section of Queens on Friday night.

Witnesses told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin that they saw a black Toyota Camry speed away from the spot on 117th Street where Raj Kaur was struck.

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The 57-year-old wife and mother of two children had been in the neighborhood to spend the evening at a friend’s house. Instead, she ended up in the intensive care unit at Jamaica Hospital.

“I see this person laying down. I pick up my phone and call 911,” Mahadeo Rambrich said.

Rambrich’s actions helped paramedics arrive on the scene quickly, while a police officer on patrol in the area chased down the Toyota three blocks away. The driver of the Toyota, a 23-year-old male, was arrested in connection with the incident, Carlin reported.

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“They drive reckless around here. Always reckless,” Nick Persaud said.

Family members rushed to the hospital to be with Kaur, a native of Punjab, India., and pray for a miracle, Carlin reported.

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