An elderly Forest Hills man was killed four days before Christmas in a five-car accident on Woodhaven Boulevard in Richmond Hill, police officials said.
Cops responded last Sunday around 6:15 p.m. to a call of a multi-vehicle collision on northbound Woodhaven Boulevard near the Atlantic Avenue overpass. Upon arrival, they determined that two vehicles traveling southbound on Woodhaven side-swiped each other, causing both drivers to lose control and sending the cars over the center median where they struck two vehicles traveling northbound on the boulevard. Another car traveling northbound rear-ended one of the vehicles that were struck by the cars that had flipped over the median. A passenger from that vehicle, Roger Pariente, 90, sustained a head injury and was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Passengers from the other vehicles were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
According to authorities, the case remains active with the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.
By Michael V. Cusenza