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82-year-old struck by car in Queens dies two weeks later

An 82-year-old woman struck by a car in Queens died after clinging to life for two weeks, police said Thursday.

Myriam Nino died on Jan. 20, 15 days after being hit on Northern Blvd. near 90th St. in Jackson Heights.

Nino was crossing the street when she was struck in the crosswalk by a 2002 grey Toyota Corolla driven by 22-year-old Lance Timote about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

The woman was knocked to the ground and struck her head on the pavement, cops said.

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She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition with a massive head wound.

At first, cops were not sure if Nino was hit by the car’s bumper or if she slipped and fell on some ice left behind by a major snowstorm the day before, police sources said.

But detectives discovered that Timote — who remained at the scene — had struck the woman as he made a turn from 90th St. onto Northern Blvd.

Cops charged Timote with failure to yield to a pedestrian, a misdemeanor, and failure to exercise due care, a violation.

He was given a summons and sent home, cops said. On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to the charges during an appearance in Queens Criminal Court.

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