Rego Park man fatally struck by a car while crossing a Forest Hills street: cops

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No charges have been filed against the driver involved in an accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian as he attempted to cross a busy Forest Hills street early on Sunday morning.

Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to a 911 call at 12:27 a.m. on Aug. 6 about a pedestrian who was hit by a car in front of a location on Yellowstone Boulevard near Selfridge Street.

Moments earlier, according to law enforcement sources, 29-year-old Arkadiy Dibin of Alderton Street in Rego Park attempted to run across Yellowstone Boulevard in the middle of the block when he was struck by a 2005 Buick Lacrosse operated by a 66-year-old man that was traveling northbound on the boulevard. The driver stopped his vehicle and remained at the scene.

Police question the driver following the accident.
Police question the driver following the accident.

Upon arriving at the scene with EMS units, officers found Dibin lying face-up in the middle of the street, unconscious and bleeding heavily from the head and mouth. Paramedics took him to Forest Hills Hospital in critical condition; Dibin was subsequently transferred to North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, where he later died.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its inquiry.

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