Monday, April 20, 2009

Man Killed in Queens Hit-and-Run by Daniel Edward Rosen --

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A Queens man driving a scooter was killed during a hit-and-run late Saturday night, New York City Police said.

Youyun Zhou, 43, of Elmhurst was driving his Yamaha scooter west on Jamaica Avenue (80th Street and Jamaica Avenue) in Woodhaven when he was hit from behind by a Volkswagen sedan, police said.

Police gave the following account: The driver of the sedan drove off, but was arrested shortly afterward when a witness called in his license plate number to 911.

The driver, Gus Pappaeliou, 27, of 85-72 76 Street, Woodhaven, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, according to police.