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Man hit by car in Woodhaven

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 am

An elderly man was killed after he fell into oncoming traffic on Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven on Feb. 13.

At around 9 p.m., Mostafa Mirabahar, 67, of 148-25 89 Ave. in Jamaica, was crossing the busy intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue walking westbound across when he slipped and fell off an island into one of the northbound lanes of Woodhaven. He was then struck by a 2002 Honda Accord. The driver stayed at the scene.

The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with traumatic injuries to his head and face and was pronounced dead there. Police suspect no criminality.

The intersection is heavily trafficked due to the junction of the J and Z subway station overhead and numerous bus lines. It is located at one of the widest parts of Woodhaven Boulevard, which has ten lanes at Jamaica Avenue. The corner is fitted with countdown clocks and pedestrians who are not quick enough to cross the entire width of Woodhaven Boulevard in one light cycle typically wait for the next red light on one of the three pedestrian refuge islands.

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