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Jogger struck, killed by a car in Far Rockaway, Queens

A 36-year-old jogger was struck and killed by a car in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens the evening of Thursday, Aug. 10. According to responding officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at 11:50 p.m., near the intersection of Beach 29 Street and Segirt Boulevard.

Witnesses to the crash reported having seen a 2012 Toyota Camry driving eastbound along Seagirt Boulevard immediately prior to the incident. As the woman quickly approached the roadway's intersection with Beach 29 Street, she collided with the male jogger. He had allegedly just entered the crosswalk at the time he was struck.

By the time emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash, they found him both unresponsive and unconscious. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

As for the woman who is believed to have caused the accident, she remained at the scene of the crash until police arrived. She refused treatment offered by the emergency responders.

After questioning by police at the scene of the crash, she was arrested. She was later booked into jail on suspicion of a single aggravated, unlicensed driver count. It's unclear if other charges will be filed against the woman for her role in causing the man's death.

Fatal pedestrian accidents such as this one are all too common in New York City. This has a lot to do with the fact that hundreds of thousands of commuters take to the streets by either foot or bicycle each day. If you've been injured after being struck by a car, then you may benefit from discussing the details of your case and potential options for the recovery of damages with a Queens motor vehicle accident attorney.

Source: ABC 7 New York, "Jogger fatally struck by car at intersection in Queens," Aug. 11, 2017

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