QUEENS, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A 29-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Queens Sunday, the NYPD said.
The victim, identified as Niklas Ahern, was crossing the street when he was hit by a car barreling through the intersection at Continental Avenue and Slocum Crescent in the Forest Hills section of Queens at about 5:30 p.m., authorities said.
Investigators say the driver, who hit the Tribeca resident with such force it threw him out of his sneakers, sped off northbound on Continental Avenue.
A woman who witnessed the incident called 911 while Ahren laid unconscious on the pavement with trauma to his head and body. First responders transported Ahren to a hospital but could not be saved.