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Bicyclist struck by car in Corona


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A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after being struck by a car in Corona, according to police.

The 38-year-old man was hit at about 1:34 p.m. at the intersection of 114th Street and 34th Avenue near the ramp to the Grand Central Parkway, authorities said.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is listed in critical, yet stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and the accident is still under investigation.

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Taxi fatally strikes pedestrian in Jackson Heights


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A taxi driver struck and killed a pedestrian last week as he was backing up his vehicle at a Jackson Heights crosswalk, police said Wednesday.

The yellow sedan cab was traveling north on 74th Street just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 19 when it stopped as it was entering into the pedestrian crosswalk at 34th Avenue, cops said. The taxi then began to back up and struck a 55-year-old pedestrian as he crossed 74th Street.

EMS rushed the victim, whose identity was pending family notification, to Elmhurst Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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

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Pedestrian fatally struck by car on Belt Parkway


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A pedestrian walking on the Belt Parkway in Springfield Gardens was hit and killed by a car Saturday morning, according to police.

The accident occurred just after 2 a.m. near Exit 22 (Springfield Boulevard).

According to authorities, the unidentified adult male was walking along the eastbound parkway adjacent to the south side of the concrete median divider when he was struck by a 2003 Nissan Sentra driven by a 21-year-old woman.

Officers from the 105th Precinct found the man lying on the roadway unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the body. EMS responding to the scene pronounced him dead at the scene.

No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.

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Two struck and killed by LIRR train near Hollis station


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A man and a woman in their 20s were fatally hit by a Long Island Rail Road train early Thursday morning just feet from the Hollis stop, an MTA spokeswoman said.

The victims, both 29, were trespassing along the tracks about 150 feet west of the station about 2:45 a.m. when a Penn Station-bound Ronkonkoma train struck the pair, according to a preliminary investigation. They were both pronounced at the scene.

There were about 100 to 200 passengers aboard at the time of the incident, the spokeswoman said. The train was close enough to the station that they were able to exit safely and transfer to another train.

There were delays on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Hempstead branches due to the investigation until about 8 a.m. Westbound service for the Queens Village and Hollis stops was also suspended.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Man struck and killed by N train at Astoria station


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A man was fatally hit by a train at the 36th Avenue stop in Astoria Monday morning, disrupting service for more than an hour, according to the MTA.

The man, whom the MTA did not identify, jumped in front of an Astoria-bound N train just before 10 a.m. at the station near 31st Street.

There were suspensions on the N line between Lexington-59th Street and Ditmars Boulevard, and on the Q between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars following the incident. Service resumed about 11:15 a.m. with residual delays.

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83-year-old man struck and killed outside his South Richmond Hill home


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An SUV fatally hit an 83-year-old man as he was crossing the street outside his South Richmond Hill home Monday night, police said.

Nfn Loknauth had just parked his car opposite his home on 103rd Avenue near 118th Street about 10:40 p.m. before the accident happened, authorities said. He then started to cross the road and was struck by a Nissan Xterra.

Loknauth was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died.

The SUV’s driver, a 51-year-old man, remained at the scene, according to police. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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80-year-old woman fatally struck in East Elmhurst


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An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed as she was crossing an East Elmhurst street Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The victim, Sevasti Skarlatos, was walking northbound across Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street about 2:50 p.m. when a 28-year-old woman driving a Nissan Altima hit her, authorities said.

Skarlatos, who lived less than 10 blocks from where she was struck, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and no criminality is suspected, according to police. The investigation is ongoing.

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Private sanitation truck hits and kills bicyclist in LIC


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A private sanitation truck fatally struck a man as he was riding his bicycle in Long Island City Saturday night, police said.

The truck was traveling northbound on Vernon Boulevard about 7:15 p.m. when it made a right turn onto 41st Avenue and hit the bicyclist, police said.

EMS pronounced the bicyclist, 36-year-old Hoyt Jacobs, of Brooklyn, dead at the scene.

The driver remained at the site of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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Van fatally strikes 79-year-old in Glen Oaks


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A 79-year-old man was killed while trying to cross a Glen Oaks street on Saturday, cops said.

The victim, Edmund Chou, was struck by a Ford Econoline van about 5:15 p.m. on Hillside Avenue near 257th Street, about 10 blocks from his home, according to authorities.

He was attempting to walk from the north to south side of Hillside Avenue outside of the crosswalk when the vehicle hit him, cops said.

Chou was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The van’s driver remained on the scene and police were investigating.

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60-year-old man fatally hit by Q13 bus


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A 60-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by an MTA bus as he was crossing a Flushing intersection Wednesday night, police said.

The man was within the crosswalk at Union Street at Northern Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when he was hit by a Q13 bus as it was making a right turn onto Northern, authorities said.

The victim, who has yet to be identified by police, was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said the driver remained on the scene and they were investigating the accident.

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MTA bus fatally strikes man in Ridgewood


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A man crossing a street in Ridgewood early Thursday morning was struck and killed by an MTA bus, according to authorities.

The bus was traveling northbound on Wyckoff Avenue around 5:10 a.m, at the Brooklyn-Queens border, when it made a right turn to head onto Palmetto Street, police said. It then hit the pedestrian with its rear-wheel as he was crossing Palmetto Street.

The victim, who has yet to be identified by police but is believed to be in his 40s, was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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60-year-old hit and killed by cement truck in LIC


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A cement truck fatally hit a 60-year-old pedestrian as the man was crossing Northern Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The vehicle, a Mack cement truck, was driving westbound on Northern Boulevard at about 12:15 p.m. when it struck the man near 34th Street in Long Island City, authorities said.

The victim, who has yet to be identified by police, was taken to Mount Sinai Queens where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the driver remained at the scene and the NYPD’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

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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 in Glendale Thursday morning, according to police.

The victim, Martin Srodin, was attempting to cross 80th Street, near The Shops at Atlas Park, at about 6:10 a.m., when he was hit, authorities said. According to a preliminary investigation, the vehicle struck Srodin with its rear tire as it was making a left turn from Cooper Avenue onto 80th Street.

Srodin, who lived less than 10 blocks from the accident site, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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

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Man fatally hit on Cross Island after exiting moving vehicle, running across roadway: cops  


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A 54-year-old man was killed on the Cross Island Parkway Tuesday night after he exited his moving car and was struck by a van as he tried to cross the roadway, according to authorities.

At about 5:40 p.m., the victim, who has yet to be identified by police, was driving eastbound in the left lane of the Grand Central Parkway near Little Neck when he got out of his Mercedes, police said.

His car then crashed into the center median and came to a stop.

After exiting the Mercedes, the man ran across the westbound lanes of the Grand Central Parkway and attempted to cross the northbound lanes of the Cross Island Parkway, where he was struck by a Ford van, cops said.

The victim was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the victim exited the car.

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Man seriously injured after jumping in front of LIRR train in Woodside: MTA  


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A 39-year-old man was seriously hurt Tuesday morning when he jumped in front of a train at the Long Island Rail Road Woodside station, the MTA said.

The man, a Sunnyside resident, was hit at about 10:30 a.m. after leaping from the platform into the path of a Ronkonkoma-bound train, according to the transit agency.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with severe head and leg injuries.

Eastbound service from Penn Station, with the exception of the Port Washington branch, was suspended for about an hour because of the incident, the MTA said.

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