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

NYPD searching for burglary crew that targeted nearly 30 laundromats in Queens and others in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for three masked men who broke into Susan’s Laundromat at 85-12 Grand Ave. at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 24, while a fourth member of their crew acted as a lookout near their getaway car parked in front.

The burglars stole $1,800 in cash and removed a payment machine for the laundry room continuing an undetermined amount of cash.

Law enforcement ghost car crackdowns continue with dozens of vehicles seized on Whitestone Bridge: MTA

MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers, the NYPD and law enforcement partners impounded 55 vehicles from motorists crossing into Queens on the Whitestone Bridge on Monday, July 8, as a multi-agency crackdown continued unabated.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that through 25 joint enforcement operations focusing on ghost plates and persistent toll violators on bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, 1,540 vehicles have been impounded, 339 arrests have been made and 12,007 summonses have been issued so far this year to drivers who owe more than $12.5 million in unpaid tolls and fees.