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NYPD: Man struck and killed on 37th Avenue by driver who failed to yield

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.

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Richand Vagge

Jay Walking in J Hts is ok of

At corners and mid block

The,115 Pct needs to address that
and drivers

Diversity is bad for driving

Make the test to get your drivers license a little harder nothing against people but some of the people in this diversity place neighborhood dont know how to drive, asians are horrible, india people cant drive either, they dont know the rules of the road, no common sense


I stop walking and wait to cross the street even when its a stop sign for drivers. They drive crazy here.


This is awful. I passed by the scene and didn’t realize how terrible it was. Yield is driving 101, especially for pedestrian which is their right of way.

M. Michel

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve barely gotten out of the way of drivers making turns who don’t bother to brake, much less even look for a pedestrian. This is an epidemic. We need walk-only time. These drivers have no concept or care about pedestrian right of way.


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