At 6:05 this morning, a 37 year-old man riding his bike on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens was struck by a driver at the intersection of Hoover Avenue. The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver fled the scene and NYPD’s Accident Investigation Squad is investigating the hit-and-run.
Gothamist is reporting that FNDY described the vehicle as a truck, but no further details are available.
Hoover Avenue is identified on NYC DOT’s bike map as a bike route and part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway.
Update: The New York Post has identified the victim as Alexander Martinez, 37, of Queens.