Tweaks to Thomson Avenue across from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City should make the congested area, where a 16-year-old was killed last March, safer.
On March 11 a driver took his eyes off the road for a second to grab a carton of milk, police said, and jumped the curb, hitting and killing Tenzin Drudak, who was waiting to cross the street to Applied Communications High School.
A young Maspeth woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck late Tuesday night, police said.
Juliana Busto, 22, was crossing the intersection at 47th Street and Laurel Hill Boulevard when she was hit by a Chevy Avalanche at about 11:15 p.m.
Long Island City community members are calling for a traffic study, more enforcement and sidewalk barriers following the death of a Woodside high school student.
Tenzin Drudak, a sophomore at Applied Communications High School, was killed on Monday morning by a minivan that jumped a curb in Long Island City.
A red minivan struck five pedestrians, killing one of them, and a crosswalk sign on the corner of 30th Street and Thompson Avenue in Long Island City.
One teenager was killed and four other pedestrians injured by a red minivan that swerved onto the sidewalk across the street from LaGuardia Community College on Monday morning, police said.