ASTORIA — A man was fatally hit by a car that then fled the scene in Astoria on Wednesday night, police said.
The 45-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was struck in the middle of 21st Street, just north of 30th Road, by a southbound dark sedan minutes before 11 p.m. that kept going, NYPD officials said.
The man was pronounced dead at Elmhurst General Hospital, police said.
There were no immediate arrests, police said.
Neighbors were shaken by the traffic death, but weren't surprised given how quickly people drive through the area.
"It's sad and it's scary when it's right here," said Liz Anderson, 30, who lives nearby.
"This is a crazy busy street. People do go fast. It's nonstop, no matter what time of night," she added.
Neighbors said crashes are common in the area.
"It happens frequently. There's a lot of these accidents. You get a lot of injuries. It's a problem," said Evan Antzoulas, 66, who's lived in the neighborhood since 1966.
Traffic incidents injured four people at that intersection in 2014, two in 2015 and three during the first four months of 2016, according to the city.