Two men killed after car jumps curb in Elmhurst: NYPD

Police blocked off a section of Queens Boulevard Monday morning to investigate the crash involving the damaged yellow sports car. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said.

A driver of a 2014 Chevy Camaro lost control while travelling in the westbound service lane of Queens Boulevard near Van Loon Street, in Elmhurst, just before 7:30 a.m., authorities believe. The 22-year old man allegedly crashed his yellow sports car into a telephone booth, a light post and two parked cars before jumping a curb where he stuck a 59-year-old male and a 41-year-old male, according to the NYPD. A 59-year old man, Man Chit Chen, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 41-year old Mu Wang Lin was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Camaro was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries where he was taken into custody, police said

The Queens Boulevard westbound service road was closed to traffic for several hours. The 2014 Camaro was still on the scene several hours later with the front end demolished. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Updated 7:57 pm, November 13, 2013
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susan from queens says:
Probably an illegal.....
Nov. 11, 2013, 12:23 pm
Gary from 11561 says:
What does illegal have to do with anything? It was s young guy driving TOO FAST. Make an example out of him- send him to prison for 25 years.
Nov. 11, 2013, 1:32 pm
=( from Elmhurst says:
I saw what happened. I was waiting for the bus when it happened. The driver of the yellow car was driving recklessly. He was driving like a maniac.
Nov. 11, 2013, 1:38 pm
susanslover from thehurst says:
Yes an illegal could probably afford a 2014 camaro on their dishwasher salary.

susan sounds like a genius
Nov. 11, 2013, 2:55 pm
Maspethian says:
Hang him in public. Guarantee you no one will drive like that in this CITY again, EVER!
Nov. 11, 2013, 4:22 pm
common cents from Queens says:
I don't care what the ethnicity, gender, immigration status, you name it--this type of reckless endangerment in a massive-ton car is atrocious! And so is people like "susan" in the 21st century still making ignorant assumptions are, too--stay holed up in your little shack and don't come out, susan! The rest of the world will evolve without you.

What I don't understand is how the driver was still allowed behind the wheel with outstanding warrants for other infractions. And as a driver, do you really want to be gunning down a local street with your shiny new 2014 sportscar?

May he rot in prison for the next decade. Drivers like him should realize that these actions are not simple mistakes--they kill or can kill innocent people.
Nov. 11, 2013, 6:54 pm

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