A 65-year-old man who tried to cross a busy roadway in Flushing was struck by a minivan and killed on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call about a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in the vicinity of Main Street and 58th Avenue at 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 11. The 65-year old male victim was found lying on the roadway with head trauma.
According to information obtained by police, the victim was was attempting to cross Main Street from west to east just south of the marked crosswalk. He then stopped on the double yellow line and stepped backward into the southbound lane, when he was struck by a 2002 Dodge Caravan being operated by a 57-year-old male.
The driver of the minivan remained at the scene.
EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was withheld pending family notification.
No arrests have been made, and the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to look into the incident.