67-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by SUV in Queens

A man was hit by an SUV as he crossed a street in the heart of Jackson Heights on Wednesday night, police said.

Henry Boimel, 67, was crossing 76th Street at 37th Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by a black Toyota Rav 4 making a right turn onto 76th Street.

Emergency responders rushed Boimel to Elmhurst Hospital with critical injuries to his head. He died on the way to the hospital.

Police said the 45-year-old driver, Dinesh Bhattarai, remained on the scene. He was later arrested and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. 

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