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70-Year-Old Pedestrian Dead After Being Hit By Car, Death Toll Mounts on Northern Boulevard

Sept. 9, 2018 By Christian Murray

A  70-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car on Northern Boulevard during the early hours Sunday morning.

The man was struck at Northern Boulevard and 108th Street at about 5:20 a.m. by a Toyota Highlander that was traveling eastbound, police said.

Police were called out to the scene and found the man lying in the street unconscious. EMS pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The driver, a 40-year-old female, remained on the scene. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s identity has yet to be released.

Several pedestrians have been killed on Northern Boulevard in recent years, according to DOT data.

Between 2009 and 2013, five pedestrians were killed on Northern Boulevard between Queens Plaza and 114th Street.

This year, on April 28, a 9-year-old boy was struck dead while crossing Northern Boulevard at 70th Street. A month later, a 47-year-old pedestrian was killed on Northern Boulevard at 100th Street.


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Richard Vagge

My post formatting ?

That’s all ya got ?
You are so innocently
free of the ravages
of intelligence


Listening to the news I have found that, in recent years, reports discussing these accidents often reference the driver as being “unlicensed”. When police find and arrest these unlicensed drivers their vehicles should be impounded and never returned. The driver, if they are also illegal to the country, they should never be freed except after they are deported.

Richie V

Northern is
the New Qns Blvd

Time to re-think
this Blvd

More Cameras
More lane barriers
More Signage
… electronic
4 Way Red Lights

Pretty Simple

Richie V
The Rabid Activist
of Jackson Hts

Common sense

None of those will prevent cars from hitting people. Speedbumps will deter people from going too fast. Cameras wont. Traffic lights? Maybe, but people usually speed when trying to beat the light. Pretty counter intuitive.

Richard Vagge

My 107 thumbs downs
are likely from
drunk drivers or
repeat downers

Wake up and
smell the Blood
on our Streets

charles a castro

Richard Vagge? What is being done from the perspective of pedestrian responsibility such as not crossing when it says “DON’T WALK”? How about pedestrians who text, wear head phone, talk on phone ,listen to music all, and basically have their heads up their ass, while crossing the street? I am well aware that the pedestrian has the right of way , however the right of way is meaningless in cases where the driver is distracted, doesn’t see the pedestrian, mechanical failure, etc. etc. Putting it bluntly, unless a car jumps the curb, DWI cases, or little kids, you pretty much have to be a dope to get hit by a car. It’s about time pedestrians stop running, in front of cars, and crossing the street recklessly. This goes for bicyclist as well.


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