Man fatally struck by car in Middle Village

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A 61-year-old man died from injuries he sustained after being hit by a car in Middle Village early Friday morning, police announced Saturday.

Authorities said the accident occurred at 12:22 a.m. on Aug. 7 at the corner of 69th Road and 78th Street.

Police said the man, whose identity was withheld pending family notification, was crossing 78th Street when he was hit by a 2004 Dodge driven by an 18-year-old male.

Reportedly, the vehicle was turning onto 78th Street from 69th Road westbound; the driver remained at the scene.

Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded; the victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he later died.

An investigation is ongoing.


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