Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Flushing — No Tickets Issued

Photo: Gersh Kuntzman
Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

A Flushing driver killed a pedestrian on Saturday, this time on dangerous Main Street, where disorder and chaos rule.

According to police, the pedestrian, who has not yet been identified because he did not have identification on him, was crossing mid-block between 59th and 60th avenues at around 4:30 a.m. when the 62-year-old driver of a gray 2013 Honda Accord slammed into him. The driver remained on the scene while the pedestrian was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Queens, where he died.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad did not issue a summons to the driver for failure to exercise due  care, but a spokesman for the agency said the investigation is ongoing.

Flushing crashes

Flushing is a notoriously dangerous area for pedestrians. In 2018, eight walkers were injured in 80 crashes just on the five-block stretch of Main Street between Booth Memorial Avenue and the Long Island Expressway. In the entire 40th Assembly district, which mostly consists of Flushing alone, there were 3,107 crashes last year — roughly eight per day — that resulted in injures to 42 cyclists, 191 pedestrians and 462 motorists. Seven pedestrians died.

Those seven fatalities were the most of any neighborhood last year.

The neighborhood’s City Council Member Peter Koo has done little, but Assembly Member Ron Kim, a rival in Flushing politics, called on the city to “explore all options, including the creations [sic] of pedestrian plazas” after a near-fatal collision on Roosevelt Avenue on Jan. 2.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson has also identified Flushing as an area sorely needing traffic calming and car-free zones.

  • van_vlissingen

    A block away in 2017 another Pedestrian was killed here, This section of roadway becomes a raceway at off-hours.

  • Joe R.

    The NYPD is batting 0 for 2 today holding drivers accountable. I wonder if this driver got a consoling pat on the back also?

  • Seymour Butz

    well he was jaywalking at 4:30 AM so honestly possible driver didn’t see him until the last second

  • Car Crusher Operator

    NYPD never issues summons when the pedestrian was crossing outside of a crosswalk, except of course if the driver was impaired. By this logic however, they should also check if the driver was speeding for mid-block fatalities and hold them accountable.

  • Cleta

    It is possible to easily leave yr tiresome 9 to 5 job and start off earning checks every month around $12 k working from home. Let’s be real, no matter where you’re doing the job from, you’re still doing simply that: working. While doing a home based job you will have Flexible daily routine – you can take rests at any hour, feel absolutely no rush to hang up on your friends any time they contact you, and eat lunch at any unusual time you like, Forget crowds and heavy traffic – Absolutely no stuffing yourself into a rickety transportation tube, having people scuff your brand-new shoes, or walking behind agonizingly slow people who apparently don’t know what a straight line is, More time with loved ones -Take care of a sick significant other at home, get ready for kids earlier in the day, get extra snuggles in with your doggo, or simply get some relaxing time to your-self! Give it a look, what it is about…


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