Man killed by hit-and-run driver while trying to help motorist in Queens


QUEENS, NEW YORK, NY – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle after he stopped to help another driver on a highway in Queens on Friday night, according to the New York Post.

Police said the victim had pulled over and offered his assistance to a motorist who had become stranded in a Dodge Caravan in the area of Nassau Expressway and North Hangar Road near John F. Kennedy Airport in Springfield.  He was standing outside his vehicle when he was hit by a blue 2012 Ford E350 van at about 8:20 p.m.

According to investigators, the driver of the Ford abandoned the vehicle and ran from the scene. That person is now being sought by police.

The 51-year-old good Samaritan was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He was identified in a Daily News report as Michael Agurkis of East Atlantic Beach.  The driver of the Dodge Caravan was not seriously injured.

So far there have been no arrests in the case as the NYPD continues its investigation.

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