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Pedestrian Struck Dead by Unlicensed SUV Driver in Middle Village Thursday

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an unlicensed SUV driver in Middle Village Thursday. Pictured is an image taken from the scene (Citizen)

Jan. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A pedestrian was fatally struck by an unlicensed SUV driver in Middle Village Thursday night.

The victim, a 57-year-old man, was on the roadway in the vicinity of Metropolitan Avenue and Rentar Plaza when he was hit by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by a 46-year-old man, according to police.

Police responded to a 911 call at around 7:45 p.m. and upon arrival, found the victim lying on the road with body trauma.

The victim was transported by EMS to NYC Health & Hospitals/ Elmhurst where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Escalade, who is from 75th Street in Middle Village, was arrested and charged with driving without a license.

The investigation is ongoing and the NYPD did not provide any further details

The identity of the deceased is pending family notification.

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