Driver Sought in Deadly Queens Hit-and-Run
Police are looking for the driver of a dark sedan that struck a 65-year-old man at a Queens intersection early Friday and fled the scene, leaving the victim to die in the street. News 4's Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013)
Friday, Feb 15, 2013 Updated at 8:10 PM EST
Police are looking for the driver of a dark sedan that struck a 65-year-old man at a Queens intersection early Friday and fled the scene, leaving the victim to die in the street.
Authorities say they received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 137th Avenue in Jamaica shortly before 12:30 a.m.
When emergency personnel arrived, they found the victim, identified as Carlos Carlo, of Queens, unconscious with trauma about his body. He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.
Police say a dark sedan traveling north in the right lane of Rockaway Boulevard struck the victim as he tried to cross the street. The vehicle was gone by the time officers arrived.
The victim's daughter, Melissa Martin, said her father was returning home after a walk, which the doctor recommend he do for heart health, when he was struck and killed. Martin said her father was retired and described him as a happy man who "loved to party, loved to be happy, loved to have fun" and was adored by nearly everyone he met.
"I want this person found," Martin said of the hit-and-run driver. "I want the full fource of the law to get him. He's taken away my father. He's taken away the grandfather of my kids."
"He had a lot more life to give," she said of her father.
The investigation is ongoing.