Pedestrian dies on New Year’s Day after tripping over a median

QUEENS, NY – A man aged between 60 and 65 was tragically hit by two vehicles and killed on New Year’s Day after tripping over a median while crossing Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens.

The accident occurred near the 91st Street intersection in Woodhaven at approximately 6:50 a.m. Monday, according to police. After the man stumbled and fell into the southbound lanes, a 78-year-old man driving a 2002 Toyota struck him. The impact from this collision thrust the man into the northbound lanes, where he was hit by a second vehicle, a 2008 Jeep, driven by a 51-year-old man.

Paramedics rushed the pedestrian to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where sadly, he was pronounced dead. The drivers of both of the vehicles involved in the accident remained at the scene. No immediate arrests were made and the investigation continues by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

Hours later, an unrelated accident occurred in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, on the Belt Parkway near Plumb 3rd Street. An unidentified pedestrian in the left lane of eastbound traffic was hit by a blue Lexus SUV driven by a 68-year-old man. The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital and is reported as being in critical condition.

In yet another accident in the early hours of Tuesday, a male on a bike or moped sustained critical injuries in a hit-and-run incident in the Norwood section of the Bronx. The cyclist collided with a gray four-door sedan on Mosholu Parkway while traveling north on Bainbridge Avenue. The hit-and-run victim was admitted to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition.