Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Good Samaritan Aiding Stranded Motorist In Queens


The NYPD is on the lookout for a driver who allegedly slammed his 2012 Ford E350 van right into a 51-year-old man who was in the course of serving to one other driver stranded on the Nassau County Expressway.

The incident was reported at round 8:20 p.m. Friday on the expressway by North Hangar Highway, a desolate roadway in Springfield Gardens abutting JFK Worldwide Airport, in keeping with police. Officers from the 113th Precinct discovered that the sufferer was standing outdoors his black 2005 Audi within the left lane of the expressway serving to the motive force of a 2001 Dodge Caravan, which broke down.

That part of the Nassau County Expressway doesn’t have a service highway the place distressed drivers can safely exit their automobile.

The driving force of the Ford E350 was heading eastbound on the expressway when he crashed his automobile into the sufferer, in keeping with police. Moderately than keep on the scene, the motive force who allegedly struck the person ditched the van, fleeing on foot because the sufferer laid dying. The sufferer was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, 4 miles from the crash scene, and was pronounced useless. Police didn’t share any extra particulars in regards to the sufferer, pending household notification.

Video obtained by WABC-TV reveals the entrance of the blue van mangled and the again of the Dodge Caravan with harm to the left aspect of the automobile.

The NYPD’s Freeway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is now investigating.