Driver crashes into tree, car, fence in Queens; passenger critically injured

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 12:27:03-04

The crash happened around Atlantic Avenue and 84th Street in Queens, police said. (Google)

WOODHAVEN, Queens — A man was critically injured in Queens early Sunday after a speeding car lost control and smashed into fence.

The 28-year-old man was a passenger in the car as it sped through the streets of Woodhaven around 4:15 a.m., police said. The driver lost control and the car smashed into a tree, a parked car and a fence. The crash happened around Atlantic Avenue and 84th Street.

The driver got out of the car and fled the scene on foot, police said. The 28-year-old passenger was left in the car.

He suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, police said. The man is in critical condition.

Police have not released a name for the injured man.