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. (Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014)

    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. 

    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. (Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014)

    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. 

    "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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