Driver fatally strikes elderly pedestrian in Flushing: NYPD

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A 72-year-old man is dead after being hit by the driver of a minivan in Flushing early Friday morning.

Around 4:45 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 16, Salvador Polanco was crossing the Horace Harding Expressway at the intersection of Main Street against the walk signal, according to the NYPD.

As Polanco was crossing, the driver of a 2008 Toyota Sienna was traveling westbound on the Horace Harding Expressway when the driver, who has not been identified, struck him, cops said.

Police arrived to find the 72-year-old from Jamaica Hills lying in the road with severe trauma to his body. EMS personnel took Polanco to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the van remained at the scene after hitting Polanco.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

This story was updated at 3:54 p.m., on Oct. 20, 2020, with the name of the deceased.