UPDATE: Police release video of driver who fled in deadly hit-and-run crash on an Astoria street
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BY ANGELA MATUA AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Updated April 11, 1:00 p.m. Police released video of the driver who fatally hit a 45-year-old man when he crossed an Astoria street on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at 10:56 p.m. near the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street. According to authorities, the victim― whose identity was […]

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Dangerous intersections on Northern Blvd. in Astoria and Woodside will get pedestrian safety islands
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The Department of Transportation will work to make certain intersections on Northern Boulevard in Queens safer by making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The city agency presented a plan on Tuesday, which Community Board 1 approved, to construct 14 pedestrian safety islands, ban certain left turns and make other changes from Honeywell Street […]

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Hit-and-run driver strikes and critically injures a 53-year-old man on a Long Island City street, cops say
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A man remains in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle near the entrance to the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Long Island City on Sunday night, police said. The 53-year-old man was hit at the intersection of 21st Street and 49th Avenue at about 10 p.m., according to authorities. When police arrived, they found him on the […]

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Man killed in Richmond Hill hit-and-run on Sunday morning
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Updated Feb. 29, 9:21 a.m. A man was struck and killed by a car on Sunday morning after he tried to retrieve personal items from the back seat of his vehicle in Richmond Hill, police said. Officers from the 106th Precinct found the 48-year-old victim unconscious and unresponsive in the middle of 111th Street between 107th […]

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Fatal Rosedale hit-and-run renews calls for commuter van reform
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After Wednesday’s fatal hit-and-run incident in Rosedale, one local politician is pushing the city for increased commuter van safety. Councilman I. Daneek Miller is looking to crack down on the increased criminal activity stemming from the commuter van industry, which is regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The industry has seen a tide of crime […]

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