A car struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Prince Street and Northern Boulevard on Sunday evening, leading to the death of the 79-year-old victim.
Police say that at approximately 6 p.m., authorities responded to a call about the collision. When they arrived, cops found an unconscious and unresponsive 79-year-old man.
EMS arrived and took him to New York Hospital Queens, where he then succumbed to his injuries.
The intersection is particularly busy and filled with cars because it leads straight to the highway.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that the pedestrian tried to cross Northern Boulevard street against the traffic light. He was hit by a 2016 Ford Explorer that was also crossing Northern.
The driver remained at the scene of the incident.
The NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad is conducting an ongoing investigation.
Authorities say they will release the victim’s name after proper notification to his next of kin.