Police have arrested a man who they claim struck and killed a 76-year-old pedestrian with his SUV then fled the scene on foot. 22-year-old Shiwoo Lee allegedly jumped the curb on 164th Street near Booth Memorial Avenue in Queens and struck Victor Florio with his 2007 Toyota RAV-4 as he was walking down the sidewalk at around 7:45 a.m. yesterday. Police say Lee stopped his vehicle after hitting Florio and ran from the scene down 164th Street. Florio died at the edge of Kissena Park before paramedics could reach him.
According to the Daily News, Lee was picked up by police at his home four miles away in Oakland Gardens. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.