18-year-old Taranjit Parma from Long Island was run over and killed by another driver after she got out of her vehicle following a minor collision 5 minuites from home, authorities say.
Taranjit Parmar was driving a 2018 Jeep east on Hempstead Turnpike shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday when a red pickup truck trying to turn east near Gardiners Lane in Levittown hit her vehicle, police say.
Both drivers according to witnesses immediately pulled off the road after the accident. Parmar stepped out of her SUV. When she did, the pickup driver hit her with his truck and ran her over, leaving her to die in the street.
Parmar was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later with trauma to the head and chest area.
“I heard her saying, ‘Stop, stop, stop’ and she held onto his truck and he actually dragged her 25, 30 feet to there,” said Paul Signorile, Eyewitness.
Nassau County Police seeking driver of red pickup who ran down and killed
Taranjit Parmar moments after this fender bender. 5PM yesterday on Hempstead Tpke in Levittown.
New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this horrific story. ” We see hit & runs all the time, and like most other hit in runs its just a matter of time before this person will either turn him or herself in, or they are identified by someone who know something. This is a senseless tragedy, leaving grieving family members in sorrow.
There are reports that Taranjit Parmar was on the phone with her mother as this horrific tragedy happened. As a father myself the pain would be unbearable. Condolences to the Pamar family.
Any driver, when an accident causes injury or death, a driver who leaves the scene of an accident can be subject to serious criminal charges such as “felony hit and run. In this case, the driver who caused the death of this precious young women, there is no where to hide. Turn yourself in!” Say’s Mr. Ajliouny.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the incident or who may have seen some or all of the accident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.