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Giovanni Ampuero, 9, killed in pedestrian collision at 70th Street and Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights area of Queens, New York

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/29/2018 - 12:57pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Elderly man charged after child struck, killed in Queens

Police say Juan Jimenez, 86, was turning a corner at 70th Street and Northern Boulevard when he struck Giovanni Ampuero, who was walking with his mother. Eyewitnesses say Jimenez kept going, but bystanders stopped him and held him until police arrived.

Driver, 86, in fatal hit-and-run claims he was unaware of crash

"I kept driving and a cab driver waved me down and told me I hit someone," Jimenez added. "It was an accident. I didn't mean to hit anyone. I didn't know I hit anyone."   


People Involved: 
Giovanni Ampuero
Juan Jimene

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