Cops arrested a driver who fatally struck a man who was crossing a street in Forest Hills on Sunday.
According to police, at 5:33 p.m. on Nov. 11, officers from the 112th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Continental Avenue and Slocum Crescent. Upon their arrival, the officers found 29-year-old Niklas Ahem lying in the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma to his head and body.
EMS responded to the scene and rushed Ahem to Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad found that an unknown vehicle was traveling northbound on Continental Avenue and as it approached Slocum Crescent, it struck Ahem, who was crossing at the corner of Continental Avenue at the time.
Upon striking Ahem, who was then thrown to the pavement, the vehicle continued northbound from the location and did not stop.
Following an ongoing investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Irving Duran, of 60th Lane in Glendale, and charged him with leaving the scene of a vehicle accident resulting in death.
Updated Nov. 13 at 9:10 a.m.