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College Point man struck and killed by car: NYPD

Police tape hangs from a chair on the Whitestone Expressway service road. Photo by Christina Santucci
TimesLedger Newspapers

A 42-year-old man was killed when a car jumped the curb and hit him on the Whitestone Expressway service road Monday afternoon, police said.

Emergency responders were called to the busy roadway near the intersection with 20th Avenue in College Point at about 2:45 p.m., and then brought the victim, Michael Munoz, to New York Hospital Queens, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.

The 78-year-old man believed to have been behind the wheel of the Toyota Camera that hit Munoz as well as a passenger were also taken to the Flushing hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to cops.

A spokesman for the Fire Department said a fourth person was also taken to the hospital, but it was unclear if this was another pedestrian who was injured.

The New York Post said Munoz was selling water bottles at the intersection, and authorities said the 42-year-old lived several blocks from where he was mowed down.

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Colin from College Point says:
Terrible news. I see people selling water at that intersection often.
Sept. 24, 2013, 6:41 pm

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