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VOL. 111, NO. 22 DECEMBER 26, 2019-JANUARY 1, 2020
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BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A senior man died of his injuries
aft er he was hit by a car just
one block away from his home
Authorities say that at 4:57 p.m.
on Dec. 9, police responded to a 911
call regarding a motor vehicle collision
involving a pedestrian struck
on Stanhope Street at Fairview
Upon their arrival, officers found
66-year-old Bohdan Spiegowski, of
Stanhope Street, lying in the roadway
with head trauma.
An investigation found that a 31-
year-old man white was traveling
eastbound on Stanhope Street in a
2019 Ram 3500 Promaster Van.
As the driver was passing
through the intersection at Fairview
Avenue, the he hit Spiegowski, who
was attempting to cross the street
from the corner.
Spiegowski hit the car’s windshield
and was subsequently
knocked to the pavement.
EMS rushed Spiegowski to NYC
Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where
he ultimately died of his injuries on
The driver remained at the scene
following the crash.
No arrests have been made at
this time and the investigation is
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