Driver Jumps Curb and Kills Two Pedestrians on Queens Boulevard, Police Say
ELMHURST — Two men were struck and killed Monday morning after a motorist lost control of his car and jumped a curb in Queens, police said.
Police say the 22-year-old driver was heading west on Queens Boulevard near Broadway in Elmhurst around 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of his 2014 Chevy Camaro, striking a phone booth, a lamp post and two parked cars before jumping the curb and hitting two men.
Police said Man Chit Cheng, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene and Mu Wang Lin, 41, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Both lived just blocks from the scene of the crash.
The driver was also brought to Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries and was taken into police custody, according to the NYPD.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.