Nov. 4, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for a driver of a white box truck who critically injured a pedestrian in Astoria during the early hours Saturday and fled the scene.
The hit-and-run took place at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 14th Street at around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, according to the NYPD.
The driver reportedly made a left turn from 30th Avenue onto 14th Street and collided with a 53-year-old man who was crossing the street, police said. The truck then hit a vehicle that was at a stop sign on 14th Street.
The operator of the truck then drove off, while the pedestrian was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).