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Video: Man Knocked Out Cold in Jackson Heights When Fender Bender Sparks Violence

May 11, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A minor fender-bender resulted in a violent assault in Jackson Heights Saturday, disturbing police video shows.

The incident was sparked by a seemingly innocuous collision in which the driver of white Nissan Sentra pulled out of a parking lot on 70th Street at around 7 p.m. and hit a grey Honda Accord passing by.

The minor crash turned violent when the driver of the Honda Accord got out of his vehicle and demanded money for the damage to his car. He then started punching two men who were the occupants of the Nissan—who had gotten out of their vehicle during the course of an argument.

The Honda driver sucker punched a 55-year-old man who had been a passenger in the Nissan. The victim was knocked out cold and the perpetrator took the man’s phone as he laid on the street, the video shows.

He then turned on the 23-year-old Nissan driver and repeatedly punched him as he tried to walk away.

The 23-year-old tried to block the punches with his arms as he was knocked to the ground. The Honda driver, shown wearing jeans and a neon hoodie, grabbed his phone from his hand, according to the video.

The Honda driver then turned back to the 55-year-old, who was still out cold on the ground. He callously flipped his limp body over and grabbed the man’s wallet from his pocket, the video shows.

Suspect (NYPD)

The suspect then took off in his car with the victim’s cellphones and the older man’s wallet — which contained his ID and bank cards, police said.

Both victims refused medical attention, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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DMV

Shouldn’t someone who’s dressed like traffic safety equipment practice proper traffic safety?

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Manuel

Do I negatively prejudge grown men wearing knee ripped jeans?
Damn right I do.

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Lefty

They should send a social worker to pick him up. He is clearly having an episode and need of some meds and a hug.

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Ridiculous

How many times is the same person going to post random comments on one comment stream with different posting names ?

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Joe

Why is this guy on the street?
Until this kind of behavior is not punished severely, this is going to keep happening. There is not room for this individual in our society.

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ABoondy

ask the mayor you voted in. he’s letting them out the next day. you voted for him, now reap the rewards.

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Amir

What is going on in Western Queens? So much violence being reported every single day!

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Sergio

Nothing has changed except for the fact that we now have video footage of happenings like this so someone will listen and take victims seriously. I use to live 10 blocks away and went to that Wendy’s on Northern Blvd day in and day out. I always had to be aware…who’s walking down the street in front of you, across from you, anyone closing in on you from behind. Why am I not surprise this happens on fender bend? Not only assaulted but an opportunity to rob.

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Ava

Wow 😳 i was just in Jackson Heights telling my mom how the relator told me how nice the neighborhood is 🤦‍♀️

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That's completely false

He was caught. Turns out he was NOT released from Rikers as part of recent reforms.

Oops, your tired narrative was completely wrong again! Facts are hard to deal with huh?

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Patrick

No other ethnic groups are responsible for more violence and crime than blacks and Hispanics and you know it’s true but won’t print out. Soon they’ll have the city all to themselves.

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Bleedin' heart lib

Clearly, this poor guy is a victim of society and just needs a hug. How dare we judge jim! Besides, he needed the stolen bank cards to buy bread!

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Jimmy Bags

My question to the Honda driver is routine.”When was the last time you were locked up?”

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