A Queens Chinese deliveryman is dead after being struck on his scooter yesterday by the drunk driver of an SUV. After hitting Jiangiu Chen, the motorist Richard Conreras allegedly sped off, and dragged the man briefly. Cops found the 28-year-old driver—who was previously arrested for DWI in September—on Greenpoint and Bradley avenues near his home. "I know I hit someone. I was in a vehicle accident, and I’m on my way home," he said at his arraignment today.
Chen—who his bosses describe as hard-working and friendly—died at Bellevue Hospital. "I was supposed to be putting up things to celebrate [Chinese] New Year’s. But now I won't. Now we are too sad to celebrate," Lydia Kwok, who owns Ten Full Kitchen in Sunnyside, where Chen worked, told the Post. The deliveryman was 52 to and came to the country with his wife several years ago. Contreras is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated.