On May 19th, a hit-and-run in Queens left two people dead after a scooter was struck by a car on 57th Avenue. The driver fled the scene, which was caught on video. Residents are calling for safety measures on the dangerous road. The incident is under investigation.

Fatal Queens Hit-and-Run kills two after striking scooter

As CBS reported, a hit-and-run incident in Queens has left two people dead and a community in shock. The crash, which occurred early Sunday morning, was caught on video, showing the suspect fleeing the scene twice. Residents are now calling for safety measures on the dangerous stretch of 57th Avenue. 

On May 19th’s morning, two people on a scooter were tragically struck by a silver Volkswagen hatchback on 57th Avenue near 80th Street in Queens. 

Surveillance footage captured the horrifying moment when the car hit the scooter head-on, then smashed into two parked cars, causing a fire. The driver fled the scene but was briefly seen returning to retrieve something from the vehicle before running off again.

Residents described hearing the crash just after 8 a.m. and witnessing the immediate aftermath. One woman recounted seeing the victims on the ground and emergency responders attempting CPR. 

Firefighters quickly arrived and managed to control the blaze, breaking windows of a nearby van to release the smoke.

Police reported that one man on the scooter died at the scene, while the other succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The identities of the victims have not been disclosed.

The incident has highlighted the dangers of the curved portion of 57th Avenue, with local residents expressing concerns about safety. They have called for measures such as speed bumps and additional signage to prevent future accidents.

As the search for the hit-and-run driver continues, the community is left grappling with the tragedy and hoping for justice for the victims.