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Pedestrian Struck While Crossing Queens Boulevard Friday, Dies Sunday From Injuries: NYPD

The intersection of Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive where Jaipaul Persaud was struck Friday (Google Maps)

March 15, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a turning vehicle on Queens Boulevard on Friday.

Jaipaul Persaud, 55, died Sunday two days after being hit by a driver of a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, as he tried to cross at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive at around 1:40 p.m., according to police.

He was attempting to cross from the south side to the north side of Queens Boulevard – near the marked crosswalk – but was struck by the Hyundai driver, police said. He had the signal to cross.

The driver, a 33-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on 84th Drive when she hit Persaud while making a left turn onto Queens Boulevard.

She struck him with her front bumper, causing him to mount the hood of the car and hit the windshield. He then came crashing down onto the roadway, police said.

Police responded to the scene and observed Persaud on the pavement with head trauma. EMS transported him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he died Sunday, police said.

Persaud lived less than half a mile away from the scene of the incident, on 87th Road.

Police said that the driver remained at the scene and was not injured. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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rikki

Best guess the sun blinded her turning left. I’ve had close calls like that in my 30 years of driving, but never hit anyone.

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pfon71361

Queens Blvd is a very wide street. There’s just barely time enough to cross from one side to the other before the pedestrian light changes. I know this because I live on Queens Blvd and I cross it to shop for my groceries every other day. Add traffic on a busy Friday afternoon and it’s a wonder that there aren’t more accidents like this.

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