67-year-old man killed, 2 children injured after out-of-control car slams into pedestrians in Glen Oaks, Queens

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023 1:38AM

1 killed, 3 injured in Queens car crash

GLEN OAKS, Queens (WABC) — One person was killed and several others were injured, including two children, after a car lost control and slammed into pedestrians in Queens on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened at 260th Street and 73rd Avenue around 4 p.m.

Police say a black SUV was driving on 73rd Avenue when the driver lost control and crashed into a white car, where a 67-year-old man was unloading groceries from his trunk.

The victim, identified as Floral Park resident Sam Amorese, got pinned between cars and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four other people were injured, including two children, a 5-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy. The children were taken to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

Another one of the injured pedestrians, a 65-year-old woman, suffered a leg injury and was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

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Neighbors say drivers speed on these residential streets all the time, even late at night.

The 39-year-old driver of stayed at the scene.

No charges have been filed against the driver so far.

The investigation is ongoing.


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