2 pedestrians fatally struck in separate incidents in the Bronx, Queens


NEW YORK, NY – New York City police responded to two fatal pedestrian accidents that occurred Saturday night, the New York Post reports.

The first incident took place in the area of Soundview Avenue and Lafayette Avenue in the Bronx.  According to the NYPD, 64-year-old Domingo Dejesus was walking across the intersection at about 10:45 p.m. when he was struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Impala going north on Soundview.

Dejesus was pronounced dead after being transported to Jacobi Medical Center.  The 63-year-old driver of the Impala stayed at the scene of the crash and was not immediately facing any charges.

The second accident happened in Jackson Heights, Queens about an hour later.  Police said a 48-year-old man was walking in the area of 76th Street and Broadway when he was hit by a southbound 2023 BMW.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead by responding paramedics.  The 39-year-old BMW driver stayed at the scene.

The NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigating Squad was investigating both incidents.

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