Two elderly pedestrians died in Queens last week after they were struck by cars in two different accidents.
The first one occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 5:35 pm in a residential neighborhood of Jamaica. An 85 year old pedestrian was crossing 89th Avenue in the crosswalk when a car making a left turn from 170th Street fatally struck him. Despite violating the Right of Way Law, the driver who stayed at the scene of the accident wasn’t charged. The accident occurred in the 27th City Council District. This area is considered to be one of the most dangerous in New York City. Last year, more than five thousand crashes injuring 42 cyclists, 224 pedestrians, 1,447 motorists and killing 2 pedestrians and 4 motorists were reported in this district. (Read more in StreetBlog).
The second deadly Queens pedestrian accident took place on Saturday. 75 year old Elou Rakhminov was crossing Jewel Avenue near the intersection of 141st Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills around 9:20 am when he was mowed down by a car. The 3o year old driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged. The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital but he couldn’t be saved. (Read more in Street Blog)
Also this weekend, a Brooklyn pedestrian ended up at the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by a hit and run driver. According to witnesses, the 47 year old pedestrian was hit by a westbound black Nissan SUV around 3:40 a.m. at Conduit Boulevard and Crescent Street in Cypress Hills. The impact was so strong that the pedestrian flew across the street. The police are still looking for the driver. (read more in the Post)