Elderly Driver Dies as his SUV Crashes in South Richmond Hill, Queens After Suffering a Medical Episode
Queens, NY – An elderly man died when he suffered a medical episode while driving his 2016 Dodge Journey that later crashed at the corner of Lefferts Boulevard and 103rd Avenue in South Richmond Hill at around 2:46 p.m. on December 4. The 68-year-old man had a cardiac arrest while behind the wheel of his SUV, causing him to veer to the left and into oncoming traffic and colliding into a 2014 Toyota Avalon. First responders discovered the patient unconscious and unresponsive and took him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.
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