By Christina Carrega
Queens Daily Eagle
An octogenarian pedestrian was killed on Wednesday evening nearby his Queens Village home by another elderly motorist, police said.
Albert Poyser, 82, was at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 112nd Road when a car driven by an 85-year-old man crashed into him.
Poyser was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver remained on the scene and was not immediately arrested.
The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad.
In June, a bystander who witnessed 17-year-old Madeline Sershen die by an elderly motorist, started a change.org petition to reform the rules of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for older drivers.
Sershen was killed by an 88-year-old driver who ran a red light in Whitestone. In September, the driver Sheila Kahn-Prager avoided jail time after pleading guilty and surrendering her driver’s license.
The petition is urging the the DMV to require all drivers over the age of 80 to take a driving test every two years. As on Nov. 29, almost 24,000 people signed the petition, including Kahn-Prager.
Sershen’s family proposed making the re-testing requirement a law.