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Man succumbs to injuries after being struck by car in Flushing

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The numbers just keeping going up.

Another pedestrian died this week after being struck by a vehicle in Flushing earlier this month, according to police.

On Nov. 1 at 4:55 p.m., officers out of the 109th Precinct responded to a call of a pedestrian hit at the intersection of College Point Boulevard and 41st Avenue.

Upon arriving, officers found a 59-year-old man — whose identity is pending family notification — conscious while lying on the floor with a head trauma, police said. Emergency personnel responded and transported the man to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

But on Wednesday, police said, the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 2004 Honda Odyssey— being driven by a 70-year-old man— was traveling northbound on College Point Boulevard when it struck the pedestrian as he was running east on 41st Avenue across the thoroughfare.

The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and an investigation by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

This pedestrian is not the first to be struck on College Point Boulevard. Last month just two blocks away, in front of 40-05 College Point Blvd., Corona resident Mariano Contreras, 41, was fatally struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee that fled the scene.

In just the course of the past week, two other Queens residents have been killed by vehicles. On Saturday a 68-year-old man was killed in South Ozone Park after unsuccessfully trying to run against the light and last Thursday, Nov. 5 an 84-year-old woman was run over by a charter bus near Main Street and Kissena Boulevard.

Earlier this week, the 109th Precinct held a rally with city, state and federal officials calling for greater pedestrian and traffic safety.

Sources said that officials at the 109th Precinct have been considering several changes to law enforcement practices— such as an increase in traffic tickets enforcing jaywalking laws, installing an increased number of traffic cameras in the area, and putting up metal barricades to discourage pedestrians from crossing outside the crosswalk.

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