May 6, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A pedestrian is in critical condition after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in Astoria early Friday morning.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, was hit while crossing at the intersection of 31st Avenue and 33rd Street at around 3:40 a.m., according to police.
The driver, who was in a black sedan, was traveling westbound along 31st Avenue when he plowed into the man, the NYPD said. The driver fled the scene.
The victim was hit while attempting to cross northbound on 33 Street.
Police received a 911 call that the man had been struck. Officers found him unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway, with head and body trauma.
The victim was transported by EMS to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst and remains in critical condition.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.