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Driver who hit man, 76, now in police custody

According to the NYPD, a man was founded in the wooded area on 164th Street near the intersection of Booth Memorial Avenue after he was struck by a vehicle. Photo by Christina Santucci
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FLUSHING — A young man who allegedly hit a septuagenarian who was walking near Kissena Park Saturday and then fled has been taken into custody, police said.

Officers discovered the 76-year-old man, whose name has not been released, lying in a wooded area with severe body trauma at 7:45 p.m. near Booth Memorial Avenue and 164th Street, police said.

Authorities discovered that a green 2007 Toyota Rav 4 SUV had been traveling southbound on 164th Street when it jumped the curb on the west side and hit the man, police said.

Shiwoo Lee, 22, of 225th Street and 69th Avenue in Oakland Gardens, was allegedly driving the car, police said. He allegedly left it and ran away on foot, police said.

Lee was arrested on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

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