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The pedestrian carnage continues in NYC with 6 pedestrians fatally struck by cars recently in Queens and several others in other boroughs

pedestrianSix NYC pedestrians were killed after being hit by cars in six different accidents in Queens over the last 10 days.

On Sunday night around 6:30 pm, a 29 year old man was killed by a hit and run driver on Continental Avenue near Exeter Street in Forest Hill. Niklas Ahern from Tribeca was walking next to a female friend on Continental Avenue when a grey or silver four door sedan struck Niklas and sped off in the night leaving the young man unconscious lying on the street with trauma all over his body. The driver was found by the police on Monday. 28 year old Irving Duran was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Read more in the NY Daily News

On Saturday night an unidentified 86 year old man was fatally struck by a SUV  as he was crossing Parsons Boulevard near 27th Ave in Flushing, Queens. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. Read more in the NY Daily News

Last Thursday around 4:00 pm a massive SUV Lincoln Navigator clipped 78 year old Juana Alland in the head as she was trying to cross Union Turnpike near 177th Street. The woman was rushed to the hospital where she died. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. He wasn’t charged. Read more in the NY Daily News

The day before, around 7:00 am Isabel Duarte, a 90 year old woman residing in Richmond Hill, was crossing the street at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 129th Street when she was fatally struck by a 25 year old unlicensed driver making a left turn. The driver identified as Eber Baten, tried to flee the scene of the accident but was quickly caught by the police. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, driving without a license and failure to exercise due care. Isabel Duarte was rushed to the hospital but she couldn’t be saved. Read more in QNS News

Last Saturday 62 year old Edith Perez died at the hospital after being struck by a SUV the day before. Perez was crossing Farrington Street when she was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. When the police and the EMS arrived they found Perez on the ground with severe head and torso injury. She was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries the day after. The driver wasn’t charged. Read more in QNS News

According to Street Blog, another woman was the victim of a hit and run earlier last Friday. Tamika Johnson from Fort Green was fatally hit by a black SUV that sped away last Friday around 1:20 am. She died of her injuries two days later. The police are still looking for the driver. Read more in Street Blog

Other pedestrians killed in NYC recently

Another 45 year old man was the victim of a hit and run accident in Manhattan on Saturday October 27.  Bing Wan was standing on a sidewalk around 11:15 pm at the corner of Eight Avenue and 23rd Street  when a speeding driver missed the turn and struck him. The driver took off leaving Wan critically injured on the ground behind him. Wan was alive when the cops and the EMS arrived. He was rushed to the hospital. He died the following day. Read more in Street Blog

The same week 3 pedestrians who had been previously hit by vehicles in New York City died.  Maureen Meloy a senior woman who was struck by a truck on West 20th Street on October 3rd never recovered from her injuries and died on Thursday October 25th. Another non identified pedestrian who was hit by a driver in the East Village on October 2nd also died that same Thursday. 35 year old Filiberto Coalt who was hit by a SUV in Brooklyn on October 18th died from his injuries on Tuesday October 23rd. Read more in Street Blog