Jan. 19, 2017 Staff Report
A man was killed after being hit by a car in Jackson Heights last night and the driver has been arrested.
According to police, 67-year-old Henry Boimel was crossing the street near 76th Street and 37th Avenue last night around 7:30 p.m. when the driver, 45-year-old Dinesh Bhattarai, turned right on to 76th Street and hit him.
EMS arrived on the scene finding Boimel had severe head trauma and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Bhattarai has been arrested and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the accident.