Nov. 29, 2019 By Kristen Torres (Updated)
A 49-year-old Woodside woman was fatally struck in the crosswalk while crossing Roosevelt Avenue Friday morning.
The victim, Choekyi Norzon of 68th Street, was hit by a 2002 Ford van at the intersection of 65th Street and Roosevelt Avenue at around 8:45 a.m., according to a NYPD spokesperson.
She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and pronounced dead.
Police said that the driver, a 70-year-old man, was heading south on 65th street when he struck Norzon in the crosswalk while attempting to make a left turn onto Roosevelt Avenue.
The driver remained on the scene and was not arrested. Police determined no criminality at the time of the incident, according to the spokesperson.
The investigation is ongoing.
This is a horribly designed intersection.
The problem with this intersection is that the idiots that drive through here don’t respect the stop signs. The signs are in plain sight but decide they’re more important than respecting the right of way. They should definitely have police presence around this area to catch the people who violate the rules.
This is definitely a terrible intersection. Every time I drive that way, I always regret it and say to self, “Self, from now on take a different approach”…
Time to remove bike lanes that create dangerous conditions for everyone NOW!!!
Surely the cyclists are to blame!
(boomers are actually gullible enough to believe this)
I can say that as a pedestrian and Cyclist in tune with the traffic laws in Midtown And Queens that 90 % CYCLISTS Don’t play by the rules and don’t follow the same laws that apply to moving vehicles,I walk in the bike lanes now to avoid the sidewalk bike traffic.