88-year-old man dies of injuries he sustained after being struck by vehicle at Astoria intersection

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A medical examiner determined on Jan. 14 that an 88-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle as he crossed an Astoria street last weekend had died from the injuries he sustained in the incident.

Miguel Hernandez, 88, of 33rd Street in Astoria was struck at the corner of Crescent Street and Broadway at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 11, police reported.

According to law enforcement sources, Hernandez was walking across the intersection when he was hit by a 2016 Toyota sedan operated by a 40-year-old man heading southbound on the one-way Crescent Street. The driver of the sedan stayed on the scene after hitting Hernandez.

Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to a 911 call about the incident and found Hernandez lying near the intersection half-conscious with head injuries.

Emergency Medical Services arrived and took Hernandez to Elmhurst Hospital Center to be treated for his injuries; however, he succumbed at the hospital on Jan. 12. Two days later, the medical examiner confirmed that Hernandez died from the injuries he sustained in the collision.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

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