Two pedestrians killed in separate Queens car accidents just hours apart

By Daniel Cassady

December 16, 2019 | 12:17pm | UpdatedEnlarge Image

Car crash in Queens

Two pedestrians were fatally struck while crossing the street in separate Queens car crashes — including one involving an allegedly drunk driver, cops said Monday.

Alberto Zamacona, 47, was crossing Broadway at 61st Street around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday when a Honda Odyssey slammed into him while he was in the crosswalk, police said.

Zamacona flew up on the hood as the Honda’s driver, Jorge Samaniego — who police say was fleeing the scene of an earlier single-car crash at Broadway and 55th Street — allegedly sped through the red light and continued east along Broadway, cops said.

A block away, at 61st Street, the 50-year-old driver crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Toyota Prius that was stopped at a red light facing west on Broadway, according to police.

The Prius collided with a Toyota Sienna that was parked behind it, which was pushed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee behind that.

Zamacona was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead on Friday, cops said, adding that two of the three other drivers struck were taken there in stable condition.  TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MORERedskins hoping to hire Ron Rivera on ‘BlackMonday’

Samaniego was arrested at the scene and charged with assault, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated, cops said.

Just a few hours earlier, around 3:15 p.m., Kwok Cheung was traversing Gates Avenue in a crosswalk near Onderdonk Avenue when 21-year-old Raymond Mersier allegedly mowed him down after running a stop sign at Onderdonk and Gates avenues, cops said.

Mersier stayed at the scene and was taken into custody when police arrived. He was served with multiple charges including failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.

Cheung, 63, was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe head trauma and succumbed to his injuries on Friday, cops said.FILED UNDERCAR ACCIDENTSDRUNK DRIVINGPEDESTRIANSQUEENS

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