No Charges for Commuter Van Driver Who Killed Khavir Ahmed in Jamaica

The victim was the 17th senior killed while walking on NYC streets this year.

The police account suggests that Khazir Ahmed had the right of way walking across 168th Place when he was struck and killed by a left-turning motorist (path marked by red arrow). Image: Google Maps
The police account suggests that Khazir Ahmed had the right of way walking across 168th Place when he was struck and killed by a left-turning motorist (path marked by red arrow). Image: Google Maps

A commuter van driver struck Khavir Ahmed a short walk from his home Tuesday morning, and Ahmed died the next day.

Ahmed, 84, was crossing 168th Place by 88th Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. when the motorist turned left from 88th and struck him, according to police. His address was listed right around the corner on 89th Avenue.

As the crash was described by police, Ahmed had the right of way, but no charges have been filed yet against the 32-year-old driver. The investigation by NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

Ahmed was at least the 17th senior pedestrian killed in New York City in 2017, according to data compiled by Streetsblog. People 65 and older make up just 13 percent of the city’s population but account for more than half of pedestrian fatalities this year.

Tuesday’s fatal collision occurred in the 103rd Precinct and in the City Council district represented by Daneek Miller.

  • Larry Littlefield

    If self-driving cars are going to follow traffic rules, one of those rules should be to slow when making turns to a speed that would allow the vehicle to stop on a dime.
    Even when vehicles are not self-driving, they should over-ride the driver in cases such as this as soon as possible.
    This sort of thing would go away.

  • JTP Choons

    “Investigation is ongoing” is NYPD code for “investigation has been wrapped up”

  • 1ifbyrain2ifbytrain

    or, come to a complete stop before turning.