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Tonci Budija, 71, of Jamaica NY hit and killed by 2 cars

Woodhaven, NY (November 20, 2023) – A fatal accident took place on Woodhaven Blvd near Park Lane South in Woodhaven around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. Two pedestrians, Tonci Budija, 71, and a 73-year-old man, were hit by two different cars as they crossed the street.

The first car, a BMW sedan driven by a 23-year-old man, was going southbound on Woodhaven Blvd when it clipped both pedestrians with its passenger-side mirror. The second car, a Toyota sedan driven by a 22-year-old, followed the BMW and ran over the pedestrians after the BMW swerved to avoid them.

Both pedestrians were rushed to New York-Presbyterian Queens. Budija died from her injuries, while the man is in critical but stable condition.

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