A man was killed crossing North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park last Saturday morning.
At approximately 9:56 a.m., police officers responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of 130th Street and North Conduit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 58-year-old male — whose identity has not been released pending family notification — was attempting to cross North Conduit Avenue heading north. When he was midway across the avenue, he turned around and attempted to return back.
The pedestrian was then struck by a gray 2005 Toyota Avalon sedan that was traveling westbound on North Conduit Avenue. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition where he died several hours later.
The driver remained at the scene and the investigation is continuing.
The incident was not the only fatal one on that road Saturday. Several hours earlier, a man riding a bicycle was struck and killed a few miles east on North Conduit Avenue in Laurelton.