Hit-and-run driver slams into 71-year-old man in Queens


A hit-and-run driver mowed down and critically injured an elderly man as he crossed a Queens street Thursday night, cops said.


The 71-year-old man was on his way to meet the pastor of his church, when a white SUV struck him at Murray St. and 17th Road in Whitestone, at 6:50 p.m., according to cops.


Medics took him to Flushing Hospital in critical condition.


Donna Angenbroich, 64, lives across the street from the crash scene.

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“I heard a bang. It was loud,” she said. “I saw a man laying there. His leg was completely mangled. He had really bad head trauma.”

A 71-year-man was crossing the street when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

(Marc A. Hermann/for New York Daily News)


Angenbroich’s son and daughter-in-law ran out and called 911, while she rushed back into her house to grab a towel, she said.


“There’s blood all over the ground,” Angenbroich said. “He wasn’t moving. He couldn’t move.”


The victim’s pastor showed up shortly afterward concerned about the man, Angenbroich said.

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The hit-and-run driver was still at large late Thursday night, cops said.

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