Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kissena Park Hit-And-Run Kills 76-Year-Old

Police and medical examiner personel remove the body of Victor Florio, 76, who was struck by a 22 year-old hit-and-run driver this morning near 164th Street & Booth Memorial Ave. in Queens.   The impact knocked the man into a wooded area of Kissena Park.  (Photo: Robert Stridiron) 
A Queens man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that left a 76-year-old man dead, cops said, according to the New York Post. 
Shiwoo Lee, 22, of Queens, was driving his 2007 Toyota Rav 4 south on 164th Street near Booth Memorial Avenue when he jumped the curb and hit Vito Florio around 7:45 a.m., police said. The victim was thrown into a wooded area of Kissena Park, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
The out-of-control driver stopped, then jumped out of the SUV and ran south on 164th Street, cops said. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
Accused hit-run driver Shiwoo Lee is led out of the NYPD's 109the Precinct today. Police say he fatally struck a man in Flushing, Queens, and then fled the scene. (Photo: Riyad Hasan)
Read More:
 New York Post - October 20, 2012 - By Rebecca Harshbarger
New York Daily News - October 20, 2012 - By Joe Kemp and Henrick Karoliszyn  

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