NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly man is in critical condition following a hit-and-run accident in Queens Tuesday morning, 1010 WINS reported.
Eyewitness John Attanasio said he saw the vehicle drive up onto the sidewalk, strike a pedestrian and smash into a UPS Store on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens around 9 a.m.
“It went straight into the window, then he threw his car into drive and drove off,” Attanasio said. “I don’t think he knew that he hit a man.”
Witnesses said it looked like the driver was trying to parallel park and may have mistaken the gas pedal for the brake.
Attanasio said an 84-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk when he was struck was partially buried under bricks and broken glass and couldn’t move his foot.