Another Dead Pedestrian in Queens
According to police, Ruizhen Dong, 69, was crossing 152nd Street in Kew Gardens Hills when she was struck by the 76-year-old driver of a 2017 Toyota traveling westbound on Jewel Avenue at around 2:40 p.m. The driver remained at the scene, cops said. Dong was taken to NY Presbyterian Hospital-Queens, where she died.
The driver was not charged.
“The investigation is ongoing,” police said.
Jewel Avenue is a notorious roadway for residents of Kew Gardens Hills. Since 2013, 13 pedestrians and two cyclists have been injured — with now two pedestrians killed — between Kissena Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway. Tellingly, 42 motorists have been injured in crashes, with one fatality, city statistics show.