You are reading

Rego Park Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run on Queens Boulevard: NYPD

Feb. 25, 2019  By Meghan Sackman

A 26-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run at a Rego Park intersection last night, police said.

Sherena Hundalani, a resident of 98th Street, was walking on the sidewalk near 63rd Road and Queens Boulevard when a Lincoln Town Car leaving the Mobile gas station at that corner struck her at around 4:06 p.m. on Sunday.

The 55-year-old male driver of the 2005 Lincoln Town Car did not remain on the scene and fled westbound on Queens Boulevard, police said. He was ultimately stopped near 62nd Drive and Junction Boulevard, where he was then taken into custody for questioning.

Hundalani was already receiving emergency care by EMS by the time police arrived to the scene. EMS then transported her to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made and the investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

email the author: [email protected]

4 Comments

Click for Comments 
Karen Koenig

This is a hit and run. Why wasn’t he arrested for leaving the scene of an accident???? That corner has always been a nightmare.

Reply
coced

that corner of 63rd and QB is a disaster! crazy drivers try to go thru the Mobile to avoid the intersection light, people cross at all times, disregarding the light, tlc plates do not yield to pedestrians…
tragedy!

Reply
Joshua

This is an unacceptable tragedy. We are the greatest city and yet we tolerate this intersection that is worse than the third-world. It is awful for pedestrians and drivers, horrific danger posed by crossing against the light with traffic turning through the crosswalks, green taxis on one corner, buses, people driving through the Mobil station to avoid the red light waiting to turn right. It is crazy. We take our lives in our own hands to cross here with our family, or even to drive here and risk hitting someone. Please don’t let this young lady’s tragic end be for nothing. Occasional police at this corner pull over only a few blatant violators to give tickets. There are hundreds EACH DAY who run the red turn arrow from Queens Boulevard onto 63rd Road. Pay attention NYC and let’s do better!

Reply
Chris Froome

he’s just going to claim some medical episode, or the sun got in his eyes, or he didn’t see her and get off with a slap on the wrist. Bad drivers should be have harder penalties like jail, heavy fines and/or the revocation of their licenses . Its a privilege not a right .

also, inb4 someone says “the congestion” from vision zero initiatives frustrates drivers and this was bound to happen .

11
6
Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

These Queens eateries are participating in the upcoming NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week is underway, so nix that skillet and bring family and friends to your favorite neighborhood spot, or get inspired and break bread somewhere new and different. During this special citywide culinary event, food-lovers will enjoy curated menus and prix-fixe prices that are easy on the wallet.

Bookings began on Jan. 17 and are available until Feb. 12, and you can reserve a table at 30 participating Queens restaurants, along with hundreds more across the five boroughs.

Lunar New Year ‘special celebration’ held at Queensborough Community College in Bayside

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz joined Councilwomen Sandra Ung and Linda Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for a special celebration in honor of the Lunar New Year at the Student Union Building at Queensborough Community College in Bayside.

Ung escaped the Cambodian genocide as a child, and her family emigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old. Now she represents Flushing with its enormous Asian American population. She said she is proud to see how many Lunar New Year celebrations she sees around the city compared to when she first arrived in Queens.