Pedestrian dies running red light in South Ozone Park

The victims shoe and clothes lie on South conduit in Queens after an unidentified male was struck and killed by a car.
THE COURIER/Photos by Robert Stridiron

A 68-year-old pedestrian was killed in South Ozone Park on Saturday after unsuccessfully trying to run across South Conduit Avenue against the light, according to police.

Officers from the 106th Precinct were called to assist the man, who was struck at 130th Street and South Conduit Avenue at approximately 9:26 p.m.

Upon their arrival, cops found the 68-year-old unconscious and unresponsive. EMS at the scene transported him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation found that the vehicle, a 2012 Ford Sedan, had the green light and the right-of-way when travelling eastbound on South Conduit Avenue. As the vehicle approached the intersection, the victim attempted to run across the road within the crosswalk against the pedestrian signal.

Although the vehicle attempted to avoid the man, he was fatally struck on the driver’s side. The car stayed at the scene of the accident.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. The identity of the deceased will be released pending family notification.