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Man in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run in Sunnyside, Police Say

Jan. 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car on the Sunnyside/Long Island City border last night, police say.

The hit-and-run happened at around 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 16, when the 27-year-old victim was crossing 35th Street mid-block between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue, police said.

35th Street between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue.

The victim was struck by a dark-colored SUV traveling north on 35th Street, according to police. The driver then fled the scene with his car.

The 27-year-old was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in critical condition, police said.

No arrests have been made and an investigation into the incident is ongoing, the NYPD said.

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Dorothy Morehead

Inconceivable to leave someone lying in the street. At 9:00 pm there is not a lot of traffic on that block. He could have been there for quite a while in the brutal cold. Very sad.




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Carbie Barbie

I’m sure a cyclist caused this, somehow. Right? Because, you know, they’re causing all the problems.




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Oscar

How about sending some good thoughts and vibes to the poor guy who was hit instead of making this about your anger issues?




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Carbie Barbie

I don’t believe in “thoughts and vibes.” I don’t believe in prayers either. Of course my sympathies are with the victim. The at-best reckless driver is to blame and should be severely punished.

I’d like to see better enforcement against automobile drivers who routinely and with impunity flout the laws. Cyclists do it too, but cars are far more dangerous.

“About 90 people die each day in the US from crashes— resulting in the highest death rate among comparison countries.” https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety/index.html




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Tree of Liberty

A lot of hit n runs, I wish one could find out someway in this sanctuary city of ours, of the drivers that are eventually caught, how many are illegal immigrants…




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Facts not Feelings

Undocumented immigrants (and immigrants generally) are less likely to commit crimes. This is statistical fact, and extrapolating undocumented immigrants’ general distrust/fear of law enforcement, this makes sense.




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Fan of Dough boy park

Illegal alien is the term, funny how many Mexicans, including their government scream about us, but act 10 times worse to illegals coming up from Central American in their own country.




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Carbie Barbie

How would the concept of “illegal aliens” apply to our ancestors? Did they apply and get papers from the Lenni Lenape people who preceded them here in what is now but was not always and will not always be Queens?




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El loco

Gee, thanks for that important correction. It really changed the meaning of the story. The NY Post can use you.




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Anonymous

prayers for this young man and I hope there were cameras around there so that they will be able to get a license plate number




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