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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on 21st Street



April 7, 2016 Staff Report

A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Astoria last night.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was walking in the middle of 21st Street, just north of 30th Road, when a dark colored sedan plowed into him, according to the NYPD’s Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad. The driver then fled the scene.

Police responded to the call at 10:56 pm and discovered the victim, whose identity has not yet been revealed pending family notification, lying in the street with severe body trauma. The man was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The vehicle fled the scene before the police arrived. There have been no arrest made at this time and the investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.


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SMH in Astoria

Sorry to hear such bad news but why was he walking in the middle of the street. There are cross walks at the lights your life is not worth losing by crossing in the middle of a block especially at night time on 21st Street and two no one pays attention to the 25 miles per hour signs. 21st and Vernon Blvd are crazy at all times of the day. No one has patience and is always in a rush. Numerous times I’ve been driving the speed limit and the people behind me are in such a rush they need to get around me it’s crazy and they blame you. I hope the cops find this dark sedan and the person that was driving it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a livery cab.


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