A Queens man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that left an elderly man dead Saturday morning.
Police say 22-year-old Shiwoo Lee of Queens was driving a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 south on 164th Street near Booth Memorial Avenue in Flushing. Lee's vehicle jumped the curb and hit 76-year-old Vito Florio around 7:45 a.m.
The impact threw Florio into a wooded area of Kissena Park where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Police said Lee stopped, jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene running south on 164th Street. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
Authorities said about an hour and a half after earlier, 33-year-old Anthony Luster of Rockaway Beach crashed his Lincoln Navigator into a pole on the eastbound side of the Rockaway Freeway around 6:15 a.m.
Luster was thrown from his car near Beach 84th Street and was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.