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Man Fatally Struck by NYPD Vehicle When Trying to Cross Van Wyck Expressway – QUEENS

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Man Fatally Struck by NYPD Vehicle When Trying to Cross Van Wyck Expressway – QUEENS


May 19, 2024 QUEENS, New York – Just before 5am, An NYPD highway patrol vehicle struck and gravely injured a male pedestrian on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens, cops said.

Video by Diego Luzuriaga ([email protected] to license)

According to police officials, a 23-year-old man was attempting to cross the Van Wyck Expressway on foot near Liberty Avenue early Sunday morning when struck.

One officer in a patrol cruiser was responding to a call with lights and sirens on when the police vehicle struck the man, authorities said.

The 23-year-old male was rushed to Jamaica hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

NYPD Highway units were on scene conducting a collision investigation for several hours.





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