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An innocent 59-year-old man who was sitting on the sidewalk ended up dead when he was hit by a car in the middle of a fight between two women this morning in Queens (NYC).
The verbal brawl between two women turned deadly when one of them got into a car and tried to run over the other, but jumping the curb instead hit two innocent pedestrians, one of them fatally.
The unidentified motorist then sped off and fled in her black Honda vehicle, the New York police said. The unusual episode happened outside 601 Beach 20th Street in Far Rockawayshortly before 7:20 am today.
An older man who was sitting in his walker on the sidewalk was killed and a younger man in his 30s was injured when the irate female driver backed up.according to New York Post. “She then fled the scene,” an NYPD spokeswoman said, adding that the other woman is “cooperating with the investigation.”
The man was pronounced dead at St. John’s Hospital, where the younger man was reported in stable condition. The reason for the two women’s initial dispute has not been disclosed.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call. at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
The latest data shows that, in general, NYC traffic deaths are now 29% higher than four years ago.
In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents are another big challenge for the new mayor, Eric Adams, following a disastrous legacy from his predecessor, Bill De Blasio. New York City had already experienced in April a 35% increase in traffic accidents so far this year, NYPD stated. At the end of that month there was a tragic streak in NYC at an average of one person killed by a run over every day.