By Jonathan Sperling
An 85-year-old man was killed when a driver onto 89th Avenue struck him in the crosswalk, police said Thursday.
The unidentified man was crossing the avenue at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when the driver, who was travelling northbound on 170th Street, attempted to make a left turn and struck him. EMS responded to the scene and found the 85 year old unconscious and rushed him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 58-year-old driver remained at the scene and had not been arrested as of press time Friday. An investigation remains ongoing, police said.
City Council District 27, in which the 85-year-old was killed, reported one of the highest levels of collisions citywide last year, according to Streetsblog. A total of 5,089 crashes were reporting, causing injuries to 42 cyclists, 224 pedestrians and 1,447 motorists. Two pedestrians and four drivers were killed.