February 21, 2013
A police cruiser responding to an emergency call about a family assault critically hit a man who was walking along an Avenue in Long Island City, at about 12:45 o’clock in the morning of Thursday, the police said.
The police officers were on their cruiser driving along 40th Avenue to the public housing complex in Queens Bridge. They were responding to a call about domestic dispute which already involved a knife. The pedestrian was crossing 40th Avenue midway between 10th and 11th Streets which he was run over by the cruiser.
The victim was no longer transported to the hospital as he died on the scene. The police had not released his ID pending contact with his nearest relatives. The police did not mention the condition of the two officers, if they were injured or not.
The crash is still being investigated.
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Source: City Room Blogs NY Times Com