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Scooter Rider Left in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Long Island City

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Police on the scene aiding the scooter rider who was hit by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 44th Drive and Vernon Boulevard at around 6 p.m. Wednesday (Photo Citizen)

July 21, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 30-year-old man who was riding a scooter in Long Island City Wednesday evening is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run SUV driver, according to police.

Police say that the 30-year-old was riding his scooter westbound on 44th Drive when he was hit at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive.

The motorist, who police believe was in a black Porsche SUV, was travelling south bound on Vernon Boulevard at around 6 p.m. when he struck the scooter. The driver then fled the scene.

The 30-year-old was ejected from his scooter as a result of the collision, sustaining severe head trauma.

EMS responded and transported the man to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue where he was listed in critical condition last night.

Police said Thursday morning that the man’s condition is unchanged.

The intersection of 44th Drive and Vernon Boulevard where a 30-year-old man on a scooter was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening (GMaps)

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Sara Ross

Black Porsche SUV? What does he do for a living? People on motor bikes, regular bikes and anything electric ride around the streets as if they’re upstate with little or no traffic. They zig zag in and out of traffic, ride all over the road and don’t care about traffic laws. Sorry he got killed, but nobody takes responsibiltiy for their actions.


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