Scooter driver dead after getting hit twice in Richmond Hill

By Sadef Ali Kully

RICHMOND HILL — A 62-year old man driving a scooter died after being struck Monday afternoon by two different cars on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, police said.

Police officers, who responded to the 911 call at 1:35 p.m., said they found the driver of a Green Power electric scooter unresponsive and lying on the pavement.

The victim was immediately taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center by Emergency Medical services, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m., according to police officials.

After a preliminary police investigation, police said the scooter driver was heading west on Jamaica Avenue when a parked BMW door flew wide open and struck the scooter driver.

Police said the scooter driver ejected forward when another car, a 2014 Toyota Tundra traveling west, belonging to 52-year old Saul Herrera from Woodhaven, ran him over.

Police said both drivers of the Toyota and BMW remained at the scene of the accident. But after computer records check revealed a open warrant, police said Herrera was arrested.

Herrera had an open warrant for an unpaid open container summons, according to police.

Police said the identity of the victim was pending proper family notification.

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