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Pedestrian Struck Dead by Unlicensed SUV Driver in Middle Village Thursday

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an unlicensed SUV driver in Middle Village Thursday. Pictured is an image taken from the scene (Citizen)

Jan. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A pedestrian was fatally struck by an unlicensed SUV driver in Middle Village Thursday night.

The victim, a 57-year-old man, was on the roadway in the vicinity of Metropolitan Avenue and Rentar Plaza when he was hit by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by a 46-year-old man, according to police.

Police responded to a 911 call at around 7:45 p.m. and upon arrival, found the victim lying on the road with body trauma.

The victim was transported by EMS to NYC Health & Hospitals/ Elmhurst where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Escalade, who is from 75th Street in Middle Village, was arrested and charged with driving without a license.

The investigation is ongoing and the NYPD did not provide any further details

The identity of the deceased is pending family notification.

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Some info is missing...

Where exactly was he when he was hit? Lack of this information suggests he was NOT in the crosswalk.

You sure do know a lot about the driver, including whereabouts of his residence (don’t think I’ve ever seen that before) but no name???

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34 reported crashes in the 7 blocks of Metropolitan Avenue nearby last year

and your first response is to blame the victim? The “tricycles should be licensed!” crowd is strangely silent on the lack of this driver’s license ?

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Dear 34 reported crashes...

Uh… They usually say where the pedestrian was at the time of the accident. Lack of this information here alludes he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. All people are responsible for preventing accidents from occurring if possible. You dash out into the street just cause pedestrians have the right of way, you win the stupidest prize of all.

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Anonymous

there has to be a reason why he has no license and they are not giving his name out either – something sounds fishy

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Hissn Hassn

SUVs are many times deadlier than sedans. These city tanks do not belong on urban roads. Every driver of these tanks knows it – and he knows that he is a potential murderer. I hope this murderer gets a punishment adequate to his deed!

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Hissn.Hassn

SUVs are many times deadlier than sedans. These city tanks do not belong on urban roads. Every driver of these tanks knows it – and he knows that he is a potential murderer. I hope this murderer gets a punishment adequate to his deed!

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