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72-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Killed Near Horace Harding Expressway

The pedestrian was struck while crossing over 108th Street. (Google Maps)

July 8, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

A 72-year-old Corona man has succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a car just three blocks from his home late last month.

Early in the morning on Saturday, June 29, Gualberto Espin Delgado, 72, was walking westbound down Horace Harding Expressway—the street where he lived—and began crossing at the intersection of 108th Street.

A 2015 Honda, heading northbound up 108th Street, then fatally struck Delgado at around 8:20 a.m. while he has in the middle of the intersection.

Police arrive on the scene and found Delgado with trauma to his head and body. He was transported by EMS to New York Presbyterian Hospital- Queens where he later died.

A review by the medical examiner determined that the cause of death was a result of the collision.

Police did not say whether charges will be pressed against the 27-year-old Honda driver.

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RIP poor man.

In the middle of the intersection means the driver was probably distracted. Plus speeding because of the distraction.

I’m sure the hella short time span our wide crosswalks give pedestrians is also to blame.

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