Man hit by car in front of Flushing supermarket

By Madina Toure

An elderly Asian man was hit by a car in front of the New York Mart supermarket in downtown Flushing Friday afternoon.

At about 12:35 p.m., three police officers were seen tending to an older man lying in the street next to the car, a dark green Toyota Corolla with an Indiana license plate, on Bowne Street and Roosevelt Avenue in front of the supermarket at 142-41 Roosevelt Ave. as a huge crowd of onlookers looked on.

He was alive as of Friday afternoon.

EMS workers from Flushing Hospital Medical Center arrived and put the man on a stretcher and into the ambulance truck.

An elderly Asian woman with a carry-on suitcase was tending the victim. It was unclear if she was his wife, a friend or a relative. She got into the ambulance truck with the victim.

The driver, who remained on the scene, was seen speaking with police officers, who appeared to be asking him questions.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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