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Pedestrian fatally hit by tractor-trailer in Glendale


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A 46-year-old man is dead after a tractor-trailer struck him at a Glendale intersection Thursday morning, according to police.

The victim was attempting to cross 80th Street and Cooper Avenue, near The Shops at Atlas Park, at about 6:10 a.m., when the vehicle hit the man as it was making a left turn, authorities said.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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87-year-old pedestrian killed in Whitestone


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An elderly woman was fatally struck while trying to cross the street just blocks from her Whitestone home, according to police.

The victim, 87-year-old Agatha Tsunis, was at Willets Point Boulevard near 17th Avenue at about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a Volvo that was heading westbound on the boulevard, cops said.

Tsunis, was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where she was pronounced dead.

The Volvo’s driver remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Driver charged after fatally striking pedestrian on Roosevelt Avenue


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Updated Sunday, July 6, 8:25 a.m.

An alleged drunk driver has been charged after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Jackson Heights on Saturday, cops said.

The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, according to officials.

The victim, a man, who has yet to be identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 42-year-old Romulo Mejia, of Bradenton, Florida, and his passenger, a 35-year-old woman, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

Mejia has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with a previous conviction for DWI, criminally negligent homicide, aggravated unlicensed operator, and DWI with a previous conviction in the past 10 years, according to police.

 

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SUV hits, kills pedestrian in Bellerose


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An early morning accident in Bellerose Saturday left a pedestrian dead, police said.

A 2011 Ford Expedition struck an unidentified male about 6:50 a.m. near the Cross Island Parkway and Union Turnpike, according to the NYPD.

He was taken to North Shore-LIJ where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The 69-year-old driver remained on the scene and the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad is investigating, police said.

 

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SUV fatally strikes woman in Jamaica


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A pedestrian is dead after an SUV hit he about a block from her Jamaica home Sunday night, police said.

Mosa Khatun, 38, was crossing the street about 9 p.m. at 169th Street and Highland Avenue, when a Nissan Pathfinder Armada struck her, according to the NYPD.

She was taken to Queens Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

 

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Hit-and-run accident kills pedestrian


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A pedestrian was struck and killed in Flushing in a hit-and-run accident, according to police.

A 65-year-old man was crossing 45th Avenue at the intersection of 149th Street at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 when an SUV traveling southbound fatally hit him, police said.

The vehicle fled the scene, according to authorities.

The victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

 

Pedestrian struck and killed on Union Turnpike


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A pedestrian crossing Union Turnpike was struck and killed just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, according to authorities.

The victim was struck as he attempted to cross Union Turnpike in Oakland Gardens by a Volkswagen driven by a 24-year-old woman, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and took the 40-year-old victim to North Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to crashstat.org, there have been 15 pedestrian injuries at the intersection of Union Turnpike and Springfield Boulevard since 1995, but no fatalities.

There is no criminality suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.