JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-run driver as he stood next to his parked car on Northern Boulevard earlier this month, police said.
Joseph Gomez, of Elmhurst, was standing next to his Toyota Camry on the north side of the boulevard at 85th Street on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at around 6 p.m. when the driver of a black sedan struck him, police said.
He was flung forward and smashed against two other cars before collapsing on Northern Boulevard.
Gomez was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and died four days later from his injuries, police said. The news of his death was delayed pending family notification, police said.
The driver fled the scene, and was last spotted on 84th Street, police said. Investigators are still searching for the driver.