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Astoria Man Who Was Struck by Hit-And-Run Driver in Long Island City Has Died

Police on the scene where Brendan Marmolejos was struck while riding his scooter by a hit-and-run driver (Photo: Citizen)

Aug. 10, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 30-year-old Astoria man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a scooter in Long Island City last month has died, police announced today.

Brendan Marmolejos, who lived on 30th Avenue, was struck by a driver of a black Porsche SUV at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive at around 6 p.m. on July 20.

Marmolejos died on July 27, succumbing to the head injuries he sustained when he was ejected from his scooter.

The driver, Dwayne Bovell, of 116th Street in Richmond Hill, was arrested and charged on July 22 with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a serious injury. It isn’t clear whether the charges will be upgraded.

Police say that Marmolejos was riding his scooter westbound on 44th Drive when he was hit at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive.

Bovell was travelling south bound on Vernon Boulevard when he struck Marmolejos, according to police.

EMS responded and transported Marmolejos to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue where he was listed in critical condition at the time.

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Another killer cyclist!

Time for Trump lovers to speculate about what the victim did to be at fault.


Time for mentally unhinged people to make it about Trump…my pizza was late…Trumps fault….the Mets lost…Trumps fault…it rained yesterday…Trumps fault…”An obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.” MARK BARROWCLIFFE

Don’t speak bad of the cult

Pathetic – What’s pathetic is you allowed yourself family and friends to be sucked into a cult. A treasonous cult at that

Same thing happened in Germany 90 years ago

Three German dudes somehow made tens of thousands of other Germans that Jews were a problem.

Another very stable genius

Thank you for the eloquent critique. I didn’t mean to upset your identity politics.

You’re correct — motorists cause the vast majority of vehicle accidents and deaths, not bikes.

lucky number 7 train

That is really sad and horrible. I see so many people smoking weeding and texting while their driving. We need to have values and principles again in society.


Laura- Weed was not a factor. Get some psychological counseling, you’re way too preoccupied with weed.


Are you high? Driving while under the influence is illegal. And no one wants to get a ticket. We need weed to help forget about the pandemic, rising crime and inflation. Weed is harmless.

About to blow your mind

Were you trying to spell “hit and” runs? Believe it or not, weed was readily accessible in NYC before it was legal! Now we can tax it instead of giving money to the mob.

I know that Trump said not paying taxes “makes me smart” so I understand if that offends you.


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