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Cyclist and pedestrian killed

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:30 am

clist were both killed when the biker struck her on Saturday afternoon on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside.

According to police, Darien Baker, 31 of Yonkers was allegedly driving west on the boulevard around 4:30 p.m. when he hit the woman as she was trying to cross “the Boulevard of Death” at the 58th Street crosswalk.

The busy corridor is more than 10 lanes wide in some spots and has resulted in many fatal pedestrian accidents through the years.

Baker and the pedestrian — whose name will not be available until the authorities notify her family — were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

The police are still investigating the accident, but Baker was reportedly riding with a large group of bikers who were popping wheelies down Queens Boulevard. Only one person from the group stayed behind after the crash.

The bike, a white Suzuki model, was legally registered, according to police.

— Tess McRae

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1 comment:

  • marct posted at 11:04 am on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    marct Posts: 1

    Hey Tess (Reporter),

    It really isn't clear whether you are talking about a bicyclist or a motorcyclist.