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Woman Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck in Flushing

31-07 Farrington Street (Google)

Nov. 5, 2018 By Meghan Sackman

A 62-year-old woman was struck dead by a pickup truck Saturday while crossing a busy Flushing street.

Edith Perez, of Kissena Boulevard, was hit by a white Chevrolet Silverado at around 2:30 p.m. while crossing Farrington Street near 31st Road.

Perez suffered severe head and torso injuries and was rushed to the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed that the pickup truck was travelling west on 31st Road and made a turn left on Farrington Street when it struck her at 31-07 Farrington Street.

The operator of the white Chevrolet Silverado remained on site. The investigation is still ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

There have been no arrests.

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Natalia & Melissa you guys gave your very best in trying to revive her to the very last minute.
It is one of the biggest gift one could give to save a life.
Please keep up the good work. It will be marked on your list of good deeds and will be rewarded for it in the heaven.
Edith was a religious and was a great person and was always ready to help anyone and everyone. We know her for over 30 years. God rest her soul in peace.
God bless,


Thank you very much for your words. Please let her family know that I would love to get in contact with them. They can message me through Facebook “Natta Blatter”. God bless her

Eileen Bennett

Rest In Peace dear lady. You were taken far to soon. Prayers for your family, God stay with them they will need all your help to get through this.

Peter Beadle

Can we please change the way these crashes are reported? She was killed by a careless DRIVER. It is important to make this personal. To identify that a human being did this to another. It wasn’t a fluke thing, but a careless, impatient person who did this. Also, could you please have your reporters push the police and ask why a driver making a left turn, and, therefore, CLEARLY violating Ms. Perez’s Right of Way was not ticketed and charged with that crime? VTL 19-190 makes this a criminal event and should be properly prosecuted.

Alan gellerman

So sad
Edie was an angel on earth and didn’t deserve to be killed by a mindless driver in the middle of the day
The angels are weeping as we all are


Would you please let her family know that I was the person who ran to perform CPR until the last moment? I been trying to contact her family without avail. I am extremely sorry.


I was the one with you on the floor trying to get her back you did a great job may she Rest In Peace I still have her last moments in my head lord knows it was the saddest seein that happen prayers to her family and God bless you as well


Melissa, thank you so much for the support. I’m still upset with myself for not being able to do more. May God bless you and keep you safe.


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