Delivery worker dead after car crashes into outdoor dining area in Queens


QUEENS, NEW YORK, NY – Police said a driver fatally struck a delivery worker in Queens Wednesday night before plowing into the outdoor dining area of a restaurant, according to WABC.

The accident took place in front of Rosatoro Restaurant in the vicinity of 35th Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria at about 7:45 p.m.

Police said a 60-year-old woman was driving a Mercedes Benz C-300 SUV when she lost control while attempting to pass two cars. She struck the delivery man, who had been on his scooter waiting for an order. The driver kept going and then hit the restaurant’s outdoor dining structure. The vehicle came to rest after hitting a tree.

The worker, identified as 37-year-old Xing Long Lin of Queens, was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 32-year-old woman who was in the dining area was injured in the crash and was listed in stable condition. The driver of the SUV was seriously injured and transported to the hospital.

No arrests had been made as of Friday morning as police continue their investigation.

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