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Construction worker killed on Van Wyck Expressway after falling from Roosevelt Avenue Bridge: NYPD

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A construction worker from Staten Island was killed Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, after he fell from the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Flushing, landed on the Van Wyck Expressway and was fatally struck by a car, according to an NYPD spokesman.

Jeremy Rozan, 34, of Mariners Harbor was painting support beams as part of the rehabilitation project on the bridge that spans the Flushing River around 10:20 a.m. when he tumbled through the construction structure and fell from the bridge landing on the northbound lane of traffic where he was struck by a 2012 Nissan Altima, the spokesman said.

EMS responded to the scene and rushed the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens with head and body trauma. He was initially listed in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries. 

The 46-year-old driver remained on the scene and there were two passengers in the Nissan. All three were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens with minor injuries.  There were no arrests and the investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

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