Man Struck and Killed By Car on Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows

By DNAinfo Staff on March 1, 2012 9:14am

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle at Union Turnpike in Queens, police said.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle at Union Turnpike in Queens, police said.
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QUEENS — A 40-year-old man crossing a busy intersection in Fresh Meadows was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday, police said.

The victim was walking south on Union Turnpike near Springfield Boulevard when he was struck by a 2000 Volkswagon just before 6 p.m., police said.

Paramedics found the unidentified man unconscious and rushed him to the nearby North Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, fire officials said.

The 24-year-old woman driving the vehicle remained at the scene and was not charged, police said.

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