You are reading

Jackson Heights Man Dead After Being Struck by Car Two Blocks From His Home

A Jackson Heights man was fatally struck by a motorist on 32nd Avenue Tuesday while crossing the street two blocks from where he lived (GMaps)

Nov. 16, 2022 By Christian Murray

A Jackson Heights man is dead after being struck by a motorist while crossing the street two blocks away from where he lived.

Arfath Dewan, 32, was hit by a driver of a 2021 Mazda 6 at around 9:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 32nd Avenue and 79th Street within the confines of the 115th Precinct. EMS responded to the scene, and Dewan was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said Dewan was struck while crossing 32nd Avenue from south to the north and was outside the crosswalk. The motorist, a 19-year-old male, was traveling westbound on 32nd Avenue and struck Dewan after going through the intersection at 79th Street with the traffic signal.

The vehicle hit Dewan, who lived on 79th Street, knocking him to the pavement causing head trauma.

The driver remained at the scene and was not injured. There have been no arrests.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south

Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in northern and southern Queens, respectively.

Cop injured by glass bottle thrown from 7 train station on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

An on-duty NYPD police officer was injured while standing on a foot post when he was struck by a glass bottle that was thrown from the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza, 7 train station above Roosevelt Avenue early Monday morning.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the officer was in uniform standing in front of 103-28 Roosevelt Ave. just before 2 a.m., when a man threw the bottle from the Flushing-bound platform. It struck the officer’s head, causing a laceration and a concussion.