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Parallel Parker Crushes Street Vendor's Legs in Queens, NYPD Says

By Nicholas Rizzi | June 23, 2017 8:34am

RICHMOND HILL — A street vendor's legs were severely crushed after he was pinned to a car by a parallel parker Thursday night, police said.

The 52-year-old man was loading boxes into his car parked near Drew Street and 101st Avenue on Thursday at about 10:43 p.m. when a driver in another car tried to parallel park near him, a spokesman for the NYPD said.

The driver smashed into the vendor while parking then fled the scene but returned later, police said.

The victim sustained serious injuries to both of his legs and was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.

The 30-year-old male drive returned to the scene shortly after to tell officers he hit the man and he was taken into custody, police said. He has not been charged as of Friday morning.