2018-07-18 / Front Page

Man Critical In DWI Accident

A 46-year-old Jackson Heights man was critically injured when he was struck by a minivan while attempting to cross Northern Boulevard on July 14th.

Cops said the unidentified victim was attempting to cross Northern Boulevard at 81st Street at about 11:15 p.m. on July 14th when he was struck by a Toyota minivan driven by Luis Orellana, 26.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was treated for severe head trauma and listed in critical condition. Police said the victim’s injuries are non-life threatening.

Orellana, of Jackson Heights, remained at the scene and was charged with vehicular assault, driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 of one per cent, driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired.

An investigation is ongoing.

–Liz Goff

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