March 9, Staff Report
A 62-year-old man was killed in a car crash last week after a 22-year-old man sped through an Astoria intersection, according to police.
According to the report, police responded to the accident around 5:05 p.m. on March 1, where it was reported that the 22-year-old driver drove through the intersection of 31st Street and 35th Avenue, where he hit a car operated by 62-year-old Nadam Mohamed.
Witnesses reported that the 22-year-old driver was traveling south on 31st Street in his 2003 Ford Taurus when he crossed in to the northbound lane to pass the car in front of him. He proceeded through the intersection with 35th Avenue and collided with Mohamed, who had been driving east on 35th Avenue.
Mohamed’s car, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, then collided in to a train stanchion and an unoccupied parked car.
Mohamed was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, but died due to his injuries on March 5.
Police have not made any arrests and the investigation in to the accident is ongoing.