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Pedestrian struck and killed by van driver on Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside: NYPD

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a van driver while he was attempting to cross Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside on Tuesday morning. Photo via Google Maps

Apr. 24, 2024 By Bill Parry

A man was struck and killed on Roosevelt Avenue in the Little Manila section of Woodside on Tuesday morning.

Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 70th Street and Roosevelt Avenue just after 5 a.m.

Officers found the victim lying on the roadway unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about his head and body. EMS responded to the scene of the collision and rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short while later, police said..

A preliminary investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that the unidentified pedestrian, believed to be in his 30s, was crossing Roosevelt Avenue from the northwest corner and attempted to cross at 70th Street when the 56-year-old driver of a 2011 Ford Econoline van traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue crashed into him.

The motorist remained on the scene and was not arrested, police said. The deceased was not identified pending family notification and the investigation remains ongoing.

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