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Woodhaven accident sends one to hospital

Man charged with leaving scene — cops

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 10:36 am, Thu May 3, 2012.

A Queens Village driver was arrested after allegedly hitting a pedestrian at Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue and then fleeing the scene Monday evening, police said.

Ian Glasgow, 59, of Queens Village, was caught after a couple of witnesses chased him down, according to police. Glasgow allegedly had a 0.04 blood alcohol level — under the 0.08 level that makes it illegal to drive — when he struck Clifford Bishundat, 50, of Woodhaven, who was reportedly crossing the intersection while the light was red around 7 p.m., according to the NYPD.

“I had two pints of Guinness and I panicked, that’s why I left,” Glasgow told police, according to the criminal complaint.

Bishundat was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

Glasgow was charged with leaving the scene and failing to report an accident, which is a felony.

Residents said the accident makes them nervous —but that it’s not surprising.

“People go crazy at this intersection,” said Moira Xanthos, who said she lives in Jamaica but works near Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue. “People run red lights all the time.”

Keisha Robinson, of Woodhaven, also said the intersection is problematic.

“There are so many lanes that people have to cross; it’s not good,” she said.

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