Cops Seek Hit-Run Driver Who Sped Down Sidewalk, Plowed Into Pedestrian in Queens

The victim suffered a concussion, a broken femur and dislocated shoulder

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    Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who sped down a Queens sidewalk, slamming into a 21-year-old man who was knocked unconscious as he flew into the air and landed in the crosswalk on the street. Gus Rosendale reports.

    Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who sped down a Queens sidewalk, slamming into a 21-year-old man who was knocked unconscious as he flew into the air and landed in the crosswalk on the street.

    Police say a white sedan drove up onto the sidewalk while going westbound on 30th Avenue in Astoria, then plowed into the victim at 45th Street at about 4 a.m. Saturday. The driver sped away. 

    The victim suffered a concussion, a broken femur and dislocated shoulder, police say.

    A security camera at a restaurant near the intersection captured the hit-and-run. Neighbors say the area is busy and usually filled with pedestrians. 

    Queens Hit-and-Run Driver Sought

    [NY] Queens Hit-and-Run Driver Sought
    Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver seen in this video striking a 21-year-man at 30th Avenue an 45th Street in Astoria at about 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 17.

    "It scares me," said Ana Lopez. "I live here and walk this street every day."

    "Whenever I'm here, I walk around here," said Kathy Belding. "It's really scary to see that." 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

    -- Gus Rosendale contributed to this report. 

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