An 18-year-old Rockaway woman is in police custody, charged with leaving the scene of a car accident in which she allegedly struck and killed a Chinese food delivery man. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. yesterday, near the merge of Gerritsen Avenue and Knapp Street.
Photographer Eddie Velinskie was on the scene and shared the following report with both us and GerritsenBeach.net:
A white Nissan SUV type plate FHV-9034 New York,,,,, traveling south on Gerritsen Ave. at a high rate of speed and blew through the red light at Gerritsen Ave. & Avenue V, struck a delivery man from Lucky Star on Knapp St with such force that it threw him out of his shoes and socks and left blood on the plate,,(see photo), the delivery man landed on the hood of the car and was taken half way down the block before falling off,,,,and the scooter landed one quarter down the block from the impact. Engine 321 arrived at the scene and started CPR on the delivery man due to being in Cardiac Arrest,,, EMS arrived and they all worked on him for five minutes before taking him to the hospital. I then noticed the Lucky Star menus in the street by the scooter and went and informed the Lucky Star about there man and they went to talk to the NYPD about him.
As of 11:00 PM NYPD said he passed,,,They have in custody an 18 y/o female in Rockaway Queens.