A 41-year-old man died on Sunday after being struck by a car while attempting to cross College Point Boulevard in Flushing, police said.
Police responded to a call at 1:05 a.m., informing them of an injured pedestrian at 40-05 College Point Blvd.
The man, identified as Mariano Contreras of Corona, was found unconscious and unresponsive and EMS transported him to New York Hospital of Queens, where he was pronounced dead.
Contreras was allegedly trying to cross College Point Boulevard from east to west outside of any marked crosswalks, police said. He entered the northbound lane when he was reportedly struck by a dark colored SUV, which fled the scene going northbound. Contreras was thrown to the pavement during the collision and was found on the right shoulder of the northbound lane.
There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.