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Pedestrian Struck While Crossing Queens Boulevard Friday, Dies Sunday From Injuries: NYPD

The intersection of Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive where Jaipaul Persaud was struck Friday (Google Maps)

March 15, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a turning vehicle on Queens Boulevard on Friday.

Jaipaul Persaud, 55, died Sunday two days after being hit by a driver of a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, as he tried to cross at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive at around 1:40 p.m., according to police.

He was attempting to cross from the south side to the north side of Queens Boulevard – near the marked crosswalk – but was struck by the Hyundai driver, police said. He had the signal to cross.

The driver, a 33-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on 84th Drive when she hit Persaud while making a left turn onto Queens Boulevard.

She struck him with her front bumper, causing him to mount the hood of the car and hit the windshield. He then came crashing down onto the roadway, police said.

Police responded to the scene and observed Persaud on the pavement with head trauma. EMS transported him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he died Sunday, police said.

Persaud lived less than half a mile away from the scene of the incident, on 87th Road.

Police said that the driver remained at the scene and was not injured. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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Very sad

This happened in the stretch east of Forest Hills, where the years delayed safety improvements have yet to be installed. They should be going in this year, but too late for this poor soul. RIP

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Anaid

How many more pedestrians will die before these irresponsible, careless and speeding drivers get punished by their ways of driving! RIP Sir!

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Bikes are to blame

If we didn’t have bike lanes, cars would stop speeding and running red lights, and causing the vast majority of pedestrian deaths.

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Mac

Bikes are not the blame – This has been going on well before the bike lanes. You’re obviously new to the area.

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Really?

Bike operators STILL aren’t behaving as they are by law supposed to.

Running red lights, going the wrong way on a one way street (even on their precious bike lanes), crashing into and/or through pedestrians who are within the crosswalk, earbuds in both ears.

The list goes on and on.

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